Driver killed when tree falls on truck

We have new information about a freak accident in Martin County that left one person dead.

Posted: Apr 27, 2019 5:17 PM
Updated: Apr 27, 2019 7:31 PM

MARTIN COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - We have new information about a freak accident in Martin County that left one person dead.

According to authorities in Martin County, a driver was killed after a tree fell on his truck. This happened just after five o’clock Friday evening.

We’re told the male victim was traveling along Highway 150 between Shoals and French Lick. The Martin County Sheriff's office is investigating but we’re told the accident was not weather related and involved an entire tree.

Officials also tell me this is the second accident like this in Martin County within the last year.

The victim's name has not yet been released.

Article Comments

Terre Haute
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 30°
Robinson
Clear
31° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 31°
Indianapolis
Few Clouds
31° wxIcon
Hi: 49° Lo: 39°
Feels Like: 25°
Rockville
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 50° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 30°
Casey
Clear
33° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 42°
Feels Like: 27°
Brazil
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 30°
Marshall
Clear
30° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 30°
Calm and mild Thursday
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

Latest Video

Image

Special Response Team makes arrest

Image

Man sent to hospital after late night crash

Image

All You Need to Know for Thursday

Image

Porch pirates have struck local homes in the Wabash Valley

Image

Holiday Book Sale Vigo County Public Library

Image

Thursday: Sunny and mild. Light breeze. High: 50°

Image

THS Basketball

Image

Rose-Hulman

Image

VU Basketball

Image

ISU Basketball

WTHI Events