Tree falls on man Wednesday

Apr. 17, 2014 @ 03:19 PM

An Indian Trail man died Wednesday after a tree fell on him on Elstead Circle in Weddington.

Smith Thomas Carr, 37, of Indian Trail, was the man reported to have died in the incident.

Carr worked for P & J Grading and at the time of the incident was working to help clear land.

"They were out working, clearing some land for a developer in this neighborhood, it's a relatively new neighborhood," Captain Ronnie Whitaker of the Union County Sheriff's Office said.

While Carr was working on one tree, another tree fell on him, Whitaker said.

Attempts to contact P & J Grading were unsuccessful as of press time.