NEW: Tree Falls, Kills Man On Skyline Drive

Victim Was Driving Near U.S. 33 Entrance When Freak Accident Occurred

Posted: October 24, 2012

HARRISONBURG — A Tennessee man died Tuesday evening on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park when a tree came crashing down on his car.

The man and a passenger was traveling south near the U.S. 33 entrance to the park at about 6 p.m. when a live white pine tree uprooted and fell onto the mid-sized SUV he was driving, according to SNP public information officer Claire Comer.

The victim, whose identity has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The passenger in the vehicle was not injured.

The Daily News-Record will have more on this story as details become available and a complete report in Thursday’s print and web editions.



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