MATTHEWS – A tree fell on vehicle traveling eastbound on East John Street just before Charles Buckley Way, killing the driver and sending a passenger to the hospital with minor injuries.
The vehicle traveled through the front lawn of the Matthews Church of God, striking the front of the church and causing minor structural damage. The vehicle came to a stop in a residential yard.
Police responded to the call at 4:16 p.m. Dec. 9. East John Street is closed in both directions while emergency crews and investigators are on scene.