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Latest on debris clearing death on I-26

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WCBD -  The exact cause of an accident that killed a worker, who was clearing ice storm debris, is still being investigated. The Berkeley County Coroner says 34-year old Heath Sutherland from Alabama was working on I-26 near mile marker 187 on Sunday morning around 11:30am.
It’s believed the crew was cutting down a tree and Sutherland ran when the tree fell, and ended up in the road and he was hit by a passing car and later died at the hospital.

The Coroner says the initial findings show it was an accident—state officials say until an exact cause is released those in charge of hiring the company Sutherland worked for are not making any changes at this time.

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