Tree falls, kills Shoals motorist

From Local Sources

SHOALS — A Shoals man was killed Friday afternoon when a tree fell on the pickup truck he was driving 2 miles east of Shoals in Martin County.

Deceased in the 4:50 p.m. accident was Dustin S. Taylor, 37, Shoals, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Taylor was eastbound on U.S. 150 when a tree fell from the west side of the highway over both travel lanes, according to police. Taylor’s 2011 GMC Sierra was impacted by the tree fall, authorities said.

The Shoals Volunteer Fire Department, Martin County Emergency Medical Services and Deputy Coroner Mark Franklin assisted at the scene.

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