May 29, 2023

1 killed, 3 hurt in Pisgah National Forest from slipping tree

The U.S. Forest Support will do an assessment on a large oak tree, which fell on two cars Aug. 14 that were travelling on U.S. 276 in Pisgah Nationwide Forest in close proximity to Brevard, killing 1 person and critically injuring three other individuals.

“There was no storm there at the time,” mentioned Brevard Fireplace Main Bobby Cooper, whose company was 1 of numerous that responded to the incident. “I believe it was just a tree that was rotten at the foundation that fell.”

The incident occurred at about 11:45 a.m. on the popular, winding street that hugs the Davidson River by the forest in Transylvania County, in in between Sycamore Flats picnic place and the Work Corps heart.

Associated: Person killed in Blue Ridge Parkway bike accident, 6th these types of loss of life so much this yr