1 dead after being hit by falling tree in Williamson County

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — One person died Wednesday evening following what Williamson County fire officials described as a “land clearing accident.”

According to first responders, shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, Williamson County Emergency Communications got a 911 call about a tree that fell on someone in the 6000 block of Garrison Springs Road.

📧 Have breaking come to you: Subscribe to News 2 email alerts

While information about the exact cause of the incident is limited due to a “language barrier,” Williamson County Fire/Rescue said workers were clearing land when a tree fell on the victim.

Crews from multiple fire stations, as well as members of Williamson Health EMS and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office, responded to the scene. When emergency personnel arrived, they said the tree had been removed from the victim and “traumatic injuries were evident.”

⏩ Read today’s top stories on wkrn.com

According to Williamson County Fire/Rescue, paramedics and firefighters started performing CPR and taking care of the victim, who was brought to Williamson Medical Center and pronounced dead. The victim’s identity has yet to be released.

“Our condolences are with the family as they mourn their loss,” fire officials said in a statement on Thursday, April 4, adding that the incident is still under investigation at this time.

For the latest news, weather, sports, and streaming video, head to WKRN News 2.