DILLON COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One man was killed in Lake View Monday during an accident that happened while he was trying to cut the limb of a tree that had been knocked down during Hurricane Matthew.
The victim was identified by the coroner Wednesday as 70-year-old Billy Miller.
According to Dillon County Coroner Donnie Grimsley, a tree fell and hit a telephone cable, pulling it down toward the ground.
When he went to cut one of the limbs, the cable retracted and struck the victim, sending him into the air, Grimsley said.
He added the victim was later pronounced dead at McLeod Health.