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Man killed when tree crashes through roof of Hanahan home

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Berkeley County coroner's office is now investigating the death of a man, killed when a tree crashed through the roof of his home.

It happened early Monday morning at 5 Leone Court in the Otranto community of Hanahan. 

Coroner Bill Salisbury said William Carl Klein, 72, was sitting in a chair in his upstairs bedroom when the tree fell and pinned him in. 

North Charleston fire crews worked to release Klein and then paramedics transported him the hospital. 

According to Salisbury, the tree in Klein's backyard caved in due to recent heavy rain. 

The large tree destroyed a several parts of the home, with it's huge limbs ripping through the roof. 

Family members were too grief-stricken to speak with News 2's morning crew. 


 
 




 
 
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