Hardinsburg man dies after being struck by a tree

CAMPBELLSBURG – A Hardinsburg man died in a logging accident near Campbellsburg Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the 8130 block of North White Road.

According to a Washington County Sheriff’s Department report, 67-year-old Kent Smith, of Hardinsburg, was struck by a falling tree that was being cut behind him, by a male juvenile from Campbellsburg.

When deputies arrived the juvenile had removed the section of the tree that struck Smith from on top of him and attempted to provide medical assistance. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Deputy Gavin Hurst is the investigating officer and was assisted on the scene by the Washington County Coroner’s Office, the Washington County Ambulance Service crew, and first responders from the Campbellsburg Volunteer Fire Department.