Driver Killed After Tree Falls On Truck On State Road 150

(MARTIN CO.) – A driver is dead after a tree fell on his truck in Martin County.


The accident happened just after 5 p.m. on Friday.
The male driver was traveling along State Road 150 between Shoals and French Lick when an entire tree fell on his truck.
Officials say this is the second accident like this in Martin County.
The victim’s name has not yet been released.
The first incident happened in November 2017.
According to Indiana State Police 33-year-old Eric Gootee, was driving a 2008 Kenworth truck and trailer, owned by Hawkins Bailey Warehouse, eastbound on US 50 near Rama Dye Road or Buffalo Bottoms around 3:30 p.m. when a large tree on the south side of the highway uprooted and fell across the roadway onto the semi.
The tree crashed through the windshield and passenger compartment, fatally injuring Gootee. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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