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WDKX.com » Blog » One Dead After Tree Falls On Car In East Rochester
Jun 3rd 2013 6:03 am
One Dead After Tree Falls On Car In East Rochester
by news

East Rochester, N.Y. -- One person is dead and another injured following an incident where a tree fell on a car in East Rochester Sunday afternoon around 2:30.

A Rural Metro spokesperson told 13WHAM News that the driver, a 47-year-old male from Pittsford, was found deceased upon arrival. The passenger, a 48-year-old male from New Jersey, was taken to Strong - his condition is not yet known.

The two men were in a sedan heading south on Main Street when a large tree fell across the street, landing on the front part of the car.

The tree took out wires across the street, which knocked out power and created a dangerous environment for rescue workers. RG&E had to shut off power.

Officials say it took 20 minutes for firefighters to extricate the survivor from the vehicle.

Neighbors tell 13WHAM News there is no evidence that the tree was unhealthy. They say it made an extremely loud noise and shook the ground.

"(It was) the loudest shake, rumble, crash you will ever hear. It's sad, very sad," said neighbor Trevor Owens, "I pretty much knew right then and there it wasn't going to end well. From the size of the tree and the sound that I heard, I automatically knew."