Cary Man Killed By Tree That Fell On Him

On August 25, a man from Cary died of the personal injuries he suffered when a tree in his yard he was attempting to cut down fell on him.


According to Cary Police Lt. Ken Quinlan, the accident occurred at approximately 5:30 p.m. in a southwest Cary residential neighborhood. The man was identified as 39-year-old Adam Young Hughes.


Quinlan estimated the tree to be 25 feet tall. Apparently, Hughes had tied a rope around the tree to keep it from falling on his house.


Quinlan said the tree was dead.

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