Homeless man dies in freak accident in Central Texas during rainstorm

Published: Jan. 25, 2019 at 9:47 PM CST
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A Waco man died in a freak accident late Tuesday night when a tree limb under which he’d set up camp fell on him.

The man, who was not identified, had just been living under the 17th Street viaduct and recently moved to a new site nearby and set up his camp under a large tree.

During the night Tuesday, as brisk overnight winds in the area gusted in the area, a limb on the tree snapped and fell on the man underneath, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton confirmed.

Police say there is no indication of foul play.

Dusty Kirk, who operates a homeless outreach on Webster Ave, near the viaduct, discovered the man Wednesday morning.