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Police identify man who died after being trapped under tree in Henrico

Man dies after being trapped under tree in Henrico
Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-04 17:12:34-04

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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