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Leon County Sheriff's office investigating storm-related death

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Posted at 9:28 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 21:44:04-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Leon County Sheriff's office confirms that a man died Thursday evening after being hit by a falling tree.

Thursday evening, just before 7 p.m., LCSO deputies responded to a call regarding a tree that had fallen on someone.

They say it happened in a wooded area in the 3400 block Acadain Boulevard off Mahan Drive. When they arrived, deputies discovered a deceased man on scene.

They say the victim was hit by a pine tree about 16 inches in diameter. A second person on scene sustained minor injuries in the incident.

LCSO is investigating the incident as a storm-related death.

This is a developing story. Follow us for updates.