Tree falls on truck in Smokies, 1 dead

Georgia man killed in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

GATLINBURG (WATE) – One person is dead after an accident in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The park service says rangers responded to an accident at 11:23 p.m. Thursday on the Spur, the road that connects Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge through the park. Rangers said it appeared a tree fell on a 2005 Ford truck.

The driver was killed in the collision, according to rangers. They said he was a 59-year-old man from Georgia and there were no other passengers in the truck.

Gatlinburg Police Department is providing assistance with the investigation.

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