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WYFF News 4 anchor, photojournalist tragically die when tree falls on SUV
http://www.wyff4.com ^ | May 28, 2018 | Unknown

Posted on 05/28/2018 6:25:39 PM PDT by Enterprise

The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area.

Video: Polk County authorities give update on accident Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said the engine of the SUV was running and the transmission was in drive when authorities arrived at the scene about 2:30 p.m.

He said the tree that fell on the SUV was about 3 feet in diameter and had stood back off the road.

Tennant said the ground was saturated and the tree's root system failed.

(Excerpt) Read more at wyff4.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Weather
KEYWORDS: death; nc; tragedy; weather; wyff
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Proof that SUVs kill.
1 posted on 05/28/2018 6:25:39 PM PDT by Enterprise
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To: Enterprise

Yimes


2 posted on 05/28/2018 6:28:10 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Enterprise

3 feet?

That will cut a house in half.


3 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:08 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: upchuck

Upstate ping for the list.


4 posted on 05/28/2018 6:29:21 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm
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To: Enterprise

The ground is soaked here in Georgia. Trees are falling. We will have my re than one death


5 posted on 05/28/2018 6:32:00 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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Yikes


6 posted on 05/28/2018 6:32:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Enterprise

Sorry, not funny.


7 posted on 05/28/2018 6:35:58 PM PDT by citizen (President Trump: He’s combined The Art of the Deal with Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals. Game over.)
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To: Enterprise

If a tree falls on journalists so nobody can report it, was it still caused by global warming?


8 posted on 05/28/2018 6:38:09 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Nifster

A woman was killed in the same area as these two a couple of days ago. She died trying to avoid a mudslide. I agree. Going to get worse in the next day or two.


9 posted on 05/28/2018 6:39:19 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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To: Enterprise

RIP.


10 posted on 05/28/2018 6:39:23 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj ("It's Slappin' Time !")
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To: Enterprise

This happens once in a while along the parkways around NYC. Those trees that line the roadways many of which were built in the 1930’s were never really cared for other than occasional trimmings. A couple of years ago someone on the Belt Parkway near JFK was killed by a falling tree, and the weather was nice at the time.


11 posted on 05/28/2018 6:43:16 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: Enterprise
They don't call them widow-makers for nothing.
12 posted on 05/28/2018 6:46:30 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: Enterprise

North Carolina


13 posted on 05/28/2018 6:48:01 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Enterprise

That is really sad.

(And not that it matters, but plenty of local anchors aren’t as leftist as you’d think.)


14 posted on 05/28/2018 6:48:14 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: MrEdd

We’re they democrats?


15 posted on 05/28/2018 6:55:48 PM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Yaelle

That was a ‘it is YOUR time’ situation.


16 posted on 05/28/2018 7:01:11 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: Enterprise

Was the tree hurt?


17 posted on 05/28/2018 7:03:43 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Enterprise
tule-tree-3

The Tree of Tule

A mighty Montezuma cypress located in the town center of Santa María del Tule in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Its existence has been chronicled for more than 2,000 years by both the Aztecs and the Spanish that founded the city of Oaxaca, making El Árbol del Tule one of the oldest trees in the world. Its knotted trunk and branches have taken different forms and with a little imagination one can see faces of goblins and monsters and animals.

18 posted on 05/28/2018 7:05:00 PM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: Robert DeLong

I would have loved to play on that tree when I was young.


19 posted on 05/28/2018 7:25:46 PM PDT by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: Robert DeLong

Very cool.


20 posted on 05/28/2018 7:36:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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