Falling Tree Causes Deadly Accident In PNF


Last updated 8/16/2021 at 12:32pm

One person died late Saturday morning after a large oak tree fell in the roadway hitting two vehicles on U.S. 276 in Pisgah National Forest, according to Capt. Adam Hughey, with the Brevard Fire Department.

Emergency service personnel were dispatched at 11:48 a.m.

The accident happened between Sycamore Flats and the Schenck Job Corps bridge.

One vehicle, a Ford Explorer, had two people in it, but neither was injured.

The other vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, had four people in it and included the fatality.

After colliding with the tree, the Jeep continued over the bank to the river...

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