Man killed after oak tree falls on him

Staff Report

October 29, 2012

DOBSON — Emergency crews as well as power crews responded to the scene of a weather-related fatal wreck on Prison Camp Road that occurred Monday night.

According to information from John Shelton, director of Surry County Emergency Services, a 26-year-old man was killed when a large oak tree fell in front of his small Ford pick-up truck as it traveled near 1437 Prison Camp Road toward Dobson, roughly two miles below the North Carolina Department of Transportation Center.

Shelton said speed did not appear to be a factor in the accident. He said the driver had no time to react and crashed into the large oak tree which fell directly in front of the vehicle. Shelton said the emergency call for the accident was received at about 6:51 p.m.

Traffic was routed along Old County Home Road around the scene, where live power lines were downed as well. The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of the family.