Tombigbee Electric Power Association employee injured by falling tree in Fulton

By Adam Armour/The Itawamba County Times

An employee of Tombigbee Electric Power Association in Fulton has died after being hit by a falling tree.

TEPA employee Brian Hill was pronounced dead at 2:43 p.m. Thursday, according to Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green.

Hill was injured while helping cut down a tree on Van Buren Road in Fulton. According to Itawamba County Sheriff’s Department deputy Jason Dickinson, the tree was rotten and split apart while workers were cutting it. A portion of the tree landed on top of Hill.

Hill was taken to the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. According to Dickinson, paramedics tried to perform on site CPR on Hill.