Falling tree kills driver on Redwine Road

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A Fayetteville man passed away after his vehicle was struck on Jan. 3 by a falling tree as he was traveling on Redwine Road.

Sheriff Barry Babb said 66-year-old Larry Landgren on Jan. 3 shortly after 4 a.m. had been driving northbound on Redwine Road when a pine tree fell onto his Honda Civic approximately 635 feet from the intersection with Harp Road.

The vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree, then continued to an uncontrolled stop, Babb said.

Landgren was transported to Piedmont Fayette Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, said Babb.

Landgern was a retired Delta Airlines captain heading in to teach a simulator session before the crash, according to social media posts.