A Montgomery County man was killed Friday evening on a Clark County road when a tree fell on him after he tried to clear a limb downed by heavy winds.
Michael Martin, 30, got out of his car on Donaldson Road to move the fallen limb, and the tree it was attached to fell on him, said Clark County Sheriff Berl Perdue Jr. Perdue said he was called to the scene at about 7 p.m.
Clark County Coroner Robert Gayheart said Martin died from trauma at the scene. His family had been notified.
“It was kind of like he was being a good samaritan and the tree came down on him,” Gayheart said.
Perdue said several roads in the county were partially or fully blocked Friday night after high winds came through the area and blew trees and other debris into the roadways.
Clark County Road Supervisor Kevin Wilson said work crews were called to about 10 roads throughout the county, including Donaldson Road, Epperson Road, Old Boonesboro Road, Elkin Station Road and Wades Mill Road.
As of 10:45 p.m., all the roadways had been cleared. Wilson said road crews worked for more than five hours clearing roadways.
“We had (issues) pretty much all over the county,” he said.
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