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3 rescued after tree falls on vehicles

Old Hammond Highway near Tara Boulevard (Source: WAFB) Old Hammond Highway near Tara Boulevard (Source: WAFB)
Old Hammond Highway near Tara Boulevard (Source: WAFB) Old Hammond Highway near Tara Boulevard (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Three people were rescued after a tree fell across a Baton Rouge roadway Friday evening.

It happened on Old Hammond Highway between Tara Blvd. and Drusilla Lane. The roadway is still closed as of 10 p.m.

People were trapped in vehicles under the tree. The tree fell on top of a car and a truck.

The last person rescued was a man. He was loaded into an ambulance after being trapped for about an hour. Sgt. Don Coppola with the Baton Rouge Police Department said his injuries aren't considered life-threatening. 

The other two people who were trapped were also rescued with injuries not considered life-threatening.

Witnesses reported high winds in the area at the time that the tree fell. Coppola said nothing made contact with the tree to cause it to fall.

About 900 customers were initially without power in the area where the tree fell near Tara subdivision.

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