Bedford, IN. Man Killed by Falling Tree while Driving Semi Reviewed by Momizat on . Martin County:  A Bedford man was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on US 50 near Shoals. At 3:30 PM Monday, 33-year-old Eric Gootee was driving Martin County:  A Bedford man was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on US 50 near Shoals. At 3:30 PM Monday, 33-year-old Eric Gootee was driving Rating: 0
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Bedford, IN. Man Killed by Falling Tree while Driving Semi

Martin County:  A Bedford man was killed Monday afternoon in a single vehicle crash on US 50 near Shoals.

At 3:30 PM Monday, 33-year-old Eric Gootee was driving a 2008 Kenworth truck eastbound on US 50 near Rama Dye Road (two miles west of Shoals) when a large tree on the south side of the highway fell across the roadway and into the path of Gootee’s truck.  The tree hit the truck in the windshield and passenger compartment, impacting Gootee.  Gootee was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Martin County Coroner.

US 50 was closed for over two hours while the crash was investigated and the scene was cleared.

Deceased (Family Notified):
Eric M. Gootee, 33
Bedford, IN.

Press release from Indiana State Police.












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