Smith County man dies after getting pinned under tree

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - A man is dead after a tree he was cutting down fell on him Thursday.  Sgt. Gerald Caldwell with the Smith County Sheriff's Office says Sam Johnson died at Mother Frances Hospital.

According to Flint Gresham Assistant Fire Chief Keith Tate, the man's wife was able to free him with a logging skidder before emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

Johnson who is in his 60's was transported by ground ambulance to ETMC in Tyler.

The incident happened shortly before noon Thursday on County Rd. 136, south of Tyler.

Bullard Volunteer Fire Department assisted Flint Gresham.


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