Virginia Man Killed by 100 Ft. Red Oak on Way Home from Work

Albert Carl Roeth III met an untimey death when a 40 ton Red Oak landed on his c

The East Coast was hit hard by the storms that came out of nowhere a couple weeks ago and took the electricity out of nearly 2 million customers’ homes.  The trees came down all over the Mid-Atlantic area causing serious property damage.  But some were just weakened by the storm.

Albert Carl Roeth III was on his way home from work when a 40-ton Red Oak tree fell on his car. He was crushed and most likely, killed instantly.

The tree was 100 feet tall and six feet in diameter.  It may as well been a prehistoric monster falling from the sky.

It is one of the most horrible things we’ve ever seen.  It could’ve been anyone on the Georgetown Parkway, in Great Falls, Virginia.  The tree was obviously made weaker from the storms.

“That tree has been a problem waiting to happen,” Vic Price of Vic’s Tree Service of Great Falls tells WTOP.

“It had no leaves. It had no root system to speak of. Gravity was going to take it down. In a busy area like that, I love trees as much as the next person, but sometimes they need to come down,” he says.

God bless this family.  Read more here.

-J.C. Brooks

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