Sheriff identifies man who died in Botetourt County tree-trimming accident

BOTETOURT COUNTY (WSLS 10) - A man died on Thursday morning in Botetourt County after falling about 30 feet, according to Botetourt County Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle.

Sprinkle identified the victim as 45-year-old Darrell A. Crews of Roanoke.

At about 11:42 a.m. Thursday, the Botetourt County 911 Communications Center received a call to the 100 block of Taylor Lane in Trouville after a man fell out of a bucket truck.

He was trimming trees when he fell and was pinned by several logs that had fallen on top of him, according to Sprinkle.

When Botetourt County Fire, EMS and sheriff's deputies arrived at the scene, he was dead.

The initial report says that the tree-trimming crew was trimming trees damaged by lightning on Wednesday.

The investigation is still ongoing, but Sprinkle says at this time it appears to be an accident.

Crew's body has been transported to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke.