A tragic accident has claimed the life of a Nacogdoches man last Tuesday night July 9, 2019, at around 8:30 p.m. Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Cr. 554 in the Kingtown Community in reference to a tree falling on a man. Upon arrival, deputies identified the victim as Weston Charles Wheeler 48 years of age.
Sheriff Bridges stated that the accident occurred on private property. The landowner had hired someone to cut some trees on their property. A tree that was in the process of being cut down landed on the victim. Wheeler was pronounced deceased on the scene by Justice of the Peace Kerry Don Williamson.
The investigation is still ongoing, but this appears to be an accident and a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wheeler family.