HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- Henrico Police have shared the identity of a man who died after being trapped under a fallen tree on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday just after 6:30 p.m., Henrico Police and Fire responded to Azalea Avenue and Crenshaw Avenue for a man trapped under a tree. A tree company was working in the area to remove a large tree from private property.
Henrico Fire apparatus with Henrico Technical Rescue Team arrived to find a man trapped on the ground by a large tree. The man succumbed to his injuries during the initial rescue efforts and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim has been identified as 45-year-old Roberto LaMotte.
Henrico Fire, Police and Virginia Occupational Safety and Health all worked into the evening while crews worked to stabilize the tree and remove it from the victim.
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