Tree lands on moving vehicle, kills driver

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A Shreveport man died from injuries he sustained during a freak accident with a tree.

The Caddo Sheriff's Office says the accident happened in the 10800 block of Hearthwood around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

Jerry Henderson, 73, was driving his 2012 Jeep Wrangler when a dead tree fell on top of his vehicle.  The tree was estimated to be at least 60 feet tall and about 3 feet wide.  After being hit by the tree, the Jeep continued on for another block before crashing into a yard at Hearthwood and Sandridge, deputies said.

Henderson was taken to University Health where he was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

The crash is under investigation by the Caddo Sheriff's Office.

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