Aiken man killed by falling tree

  • Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2014 6:32 p.m.
    UPDATED: Saturday, March 29, 2014 11:47 p.m.

An Aiken man was killed after a tree fell on him earlier this week, according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Carlton released a statement on Saturday regarding Thomas Shealy, 73, who died on Thursday from multiple body traumas. He was pronounced dead at his home about an hour and a half after the incident, Carlton said.

Carlton said that Shealy was attempting to cut down a tree in his yard when it fell at about 12:45 p.m. on Thursday

He further stated that Shealy’s wife discovered him when she was coming out to help him with the work. A neighbor and a local landscaper pulled Shealy from under the tree, Carlton said.

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