Crews worked Wednesday to clear a road in Great Falls of a second tree that appeared to be in danger of falling one day after a massive oak fell and crushed a car, killing the driver.
Virginia Department of Transportation crews kept Georgetown Pike closed at Walker Road during rush hour while they cut dead branches from the second tree. it has since opened.
The deadly accident happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Witnesses say a black four-door Mercedes was traveling in the 9900 block of Georgetown Pike when a tree fell without warning and crushed the vehicle.
The driver, identified as 64-year-old Albert Carl Roeth III, was killed.
Police say the tree that fell was estimated to be 100 feet tall and weighed about 40 tons.
An arborist and tree workers at the scene say the tree appeared to be rotten.
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