Thunderstorm pushes tree onto man's car

May 2, 2012 8:01:10 AM PDT
The North Carolina Highway Patrol says a man was killed near the Virginia border when a thunderstorm pushed a tree over onto his car.

It happened just after 7 p.m. Tuesday along Middle Swamp Road outside Gatesville.

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Investigators said 21-year-old Anthony Demetrice Walker Jr. of Gatesville died instantly when the pine tree - about 18 inches in diameter - landed on the windshield and roof of the Pontiac Grand Am he was driving.

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