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Occupants of vehicle escape tragedy by a second

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By Rick Pennock

Ray City, GA - (WALB) Berrien County Firefighters in Ray City Georgia were dispatched out to Highway 64 Wednesday night for a tree that had fallen onto a car traveling North at the time.

Firefighters arrived on scene to find that two large trees located about 75 feet from each other had toppled due to continued rain fall over the last two weeks. One of the trees struck a Toyota Echo. The impact crushed the front end of the car.

No one in the car at the time was injured however, had the tree fallen a second later it would have crushed the car completely along with its occupants.

Firefighters from Lanier County West Side heard the dispatched call and contacted Ray City Fire Chief Robert Mikell, offering to bring additional chain saws.

Firefighters using three chain saws worked to cute the tree from the car. It took firefighters from Ray City and Lanier County West Side 45 minutes to cut and removed the tree from the vehicle.

Fire crews were on scene about hour and twenty minutes clearing debris and removing the second tree from the road.