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Man died from tree falling, not fire

December 22, 2004

Dougherty County - Medical examiners have ruled that the Dougherty County man who was crushed by a tree yesterday and burned, died because of the tree and not the fire.

Forty-seven-year-old Reggie Barnnett died from blunt force trauma.

He was pulling up a tree with his pick-up truck, the strap broke and the tree crushed him.

The truck's engine caught the grass on fire, burning Barnnett.

He was clearing land for firewood behind his girlfriend's house on Hardup Road.

posted at 5:35PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com

 

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