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Cary man killed by tree

Posted August 25, 2009 9:28 p.m. EDT
Updated August 26, 2009 6:31 a.m. EDT

WRAL News

— A tree fell on a man in Cary Tuesday night, killing him.

Adam Young Hughes, 39, was cutting down an old, rotten tree at his 1816 Tarbert Drive home when the tree fell on him, police said.

His girlfriend called 911 dispatch for help, but Hughes died before EMS units could arrive, police said.

He was working alone in the yard when the tree fell at about 5:30 p.m.

Hughes was a civil engineer who inspected bridges for a private engineering firm, police said.