Gwinnett County

Snellville woman killed by falling tree as she walked her dog

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — Gwinnett County police said a woman was killed Thursday morning when a tree fell across the road as she was walking her dog.

The tree fell in Snellville on Capot Court around 11:15 a.m. The woman was pinned by the tree and pronounced dead at the scene.

The dog was injured and taken to the vet. The woman’s husband was not home at the time and was contacted by police.

The victim’s identity has not been released.

The woman is the second person to die after a tree fell during heavy rain from Hurricane Sally.


A man was killed Wednesday in southwest Atlanta when a tree fell on a home on Linda Way. Two other people in that home were injured.

A tree also fell at an apartment complex off Memorial Drive, damaging two cars.

Channel 2′s Kristen Holloway was at the complex, where a massive branch was on top of an apartment roof and blocking a part of the road.

“One second I was sleeping, then I heard a super loud crack,” resident Kayla Cordero said. “I didn’t think anything of it. I’m coming out just now and I’m amazed at how big this tree is and just happy no one is hurt.”

Luckily, no one there was hurt.