Heavy winds and cold weather brought down many trees and power lines over the weekend. Along with heavy snow in some areas, this weekend also brought many accidents and injuries due to the wind and weather. Dekalb County, Georgia was no exception to this fact.
In what authorities are calling a “freak accident” over the weekend, a U.S. Postal worker lost his life. The postal worker was in the middle of making his deliveries when a tree fell onto his vehicle, crushing it. Sadly, the man did not survive the accident.
Emergency officials responded to a call about the accident, which happened in the 6000 block of Shaddow Rock Drive at about 1 pm on Saturday. The location of the accident was the Mystery Valley Golf Club.
Reports indicate that trees in the area had fallen to to high winds, which had weakened an already unhealthy 40 foot tall pine tree. This caused the pine tree to break at its base and fall onto the roadway while the vehicle was present.
Workers from the gold course spotted the accident and called 911. Both Dekalb County and Atlanta Police Departments are investigating the accident, but it appears to be weather related.
The driver’s name was not released pending notification to his family. The U.S. Postal Service issued a statement where officials stated that their “hearts were heavy with the loss of a team member.” They extended “prayers and deepest sympathy” to the worker’s family.
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