UPDATE: Man dies after being hit by falling tree branch in Darlington County

The scene where the man was struck. (Source: Marla Branson)
The scene where the man was struck. (Source: Marla Branson)

DARLINGTON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - A Darlington County man has died from injuries he sustained after being struck by a falling tree Wednesday afternoon.

Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee identified the victim as Michael Gaines, Sr.

The victim was walking on Gilchrist Road in Darlington when a tree branch fell on him, according to David Kelly, who assisted the injured man and called 911 after the man was struck.

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