NC Forest Service Reports Accidental Death of Education Ranger


by WCCB Charlotte

LENOIR, N.C. -- An Educational Ranger with the North Carolina Forest Service has died.

According to a release from the department, 31-year-old Jimmy Halliburton, and other staff members were attempting to use a tractor to remove a fallen tree from a roadway at Tuttle Educational State Forest.Officials say the tree struck Halliburton in the torso, killing him on impact. 

A resident of Morganton, Halliburton had worked for the Forest Service since November 2003 and at Tuttle since September 2007.

Tuttle Educational State Forest will remain closed until August 19.







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