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Brief Longview storm leaves at least 1 person injured, downs trees, power lines

Fire Marshal Kevin Maya said the largest amount of damage appeared to be in the eastern part of the city where a large oak tree fell onto a truck with a man inside.

LONGVIEW, Texas — A storm moving through the Longview area Friday knocked down trees and power lines and caused at least one injury while bringing desperately needed rain to parts of the city.

The largest amount of damage appeared to be in the eastern part of the city, where Fire Marshal Kevin May said a large oak tree fell onto a truck with a man inside it.

The truck was along Longview Parkway in the area of Longview Heights.

“We had to cut away the tree to get to the truck so we could transport him to the hospital,” said May, who did not know the extent of the man’s injuries.

Read more from CBS19 paper partner, Longview News-Journal. 

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