VSP: Woman killed after tree falls on vehicle

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WISE COUNTY, Va-- Virginia State Police are investigating a death that occurred in Wise County on Saturday, February 2nd.

According to police, a Nissan was traveling north on Route 23 at the 49 mile marker when a tree fell on it. The vehicle then ran off the highway and into a ditch.

Further investigation revealed the tree fell as it was being cut down.

An occupant of the vehicle did not survive the impact of the tree crashing onto the car.

Police have not released details on the person who died, due to notification of family members.

Wise County Commonwealth's Attorney Chuck Slemp tells News Five involuntary manslaughter charges have been filed

The incident remains under investigation.

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