Excavator operator killed by tree in Johnston County

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

February 28, 2014 7:53:37 AM PST
The Johnston County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a large pine tree fell across the cab of an excavator - killing the operator.

It happened in the 12,900 block of Buffalo Road in the Archer Lodge Community near Clayton.

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The excavator appeared to be being used in some type of logging operation when it happened.

More information wasn't immediately available.

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