Bedford man killed after tree falls on truck in Martin County

Indiana State Police reports a Bedford man was killed on Monday after a single vehicle accident near Shoals.

Posted: Nov 7, 2017 8:39 AM

MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - Indiana State Police reports a Bedford man was killed on Monday after a single vehicle accident near Shoals.

The accident happened Monday around 3:30 p.m. on U.S. 40.

ISP reports 33-year-old Eric Gootee was traveling east on U.S. 40 in a 2008 Kenworth truck when a large tree fell into his path.

The tree struck the truck directly at the windshield.

Police report Gootee was killed in the accident.

U.S. 50 was closed for more than two hours while police investigated the crash and the scene was cleared.

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