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UPDATE: Hixson man killed by falling tree ID'ed

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UPDATE: Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock identifies the man who died this morning as 37-year-old Gary Arnold.

Arnold was originally listed as living in Hixson, however Hitchcock says his home address is actually Soddy Daisy.

A Hixson man died this morning when a tree he was cutting fell on him.

Sequatchie County first responders were called to 1300 Taft Highway Wednesday morning where a 37 year-old man was pronounced dead.

According to Sequatchie Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock, the man was cutting a 50-foot tall tree at a home on Taft Highway when the tree split and hit the man. He died as a result of blunt force trauma.

Sequatchie County authorities say the man did not live at the home where he was working. They are now working to notify his family members before releasing his name.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story.

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