Wood County employee killed cutting tree

WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Wood County Sheriff's Office:

WOOD COUNTY, TX - On 08/30/2010 at approximately 11:40am Wood County Sheriff's Office dispatched EMS to CR 2775 in reference to a tree falling on a County Road and Bridge worker via 911.

While cutting a tree from the county road right of way, Matthew Don Crowell, 31, who had worked for Wood County Road and Bridge Precinct #2  since 01/10/2008, became trapped between two very large limbs.

Matthew was transported to ETMC Quitman where he was pronounced dead by Dr. Nielson at 12:46pm.

The preliminary cause of death has been ruled blunt force trauma pending the results of the Autopsy ordered by Judge Alice Tomerlin.