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Tree falls on car, no injuries

A large oak tree on South Tennessee Avenue in LaFollette fell on a passing vehicle with a family of four inside Thursday afternoon, but miraculously, no one inside the SUV was injured.

The tree fell at around 1 pm, taking down power lines and blocking the road.

The family in the vehicle—a father, a mother and two young girls—all escaped without injury.

The tree brought down power lines and knocked out power to hundreds of LaFollette Utility and service to a similar number of Comcast customers. Crews were able to restore power to the area by around 8:30 pm Thursday.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH’s News & Sports Director since 2000.
In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys’ and girls’ basketball and baseball.
Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA.
Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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