Scotty County man dies in logging accident

A Scotty County man’s first day on the job cutting timber ended tragically on Tuesday.

31-year-old Steven Wayne Craft of Fort Blackmore was killed in the accident in the Manville section of the county on the work site located in the 400 block of Chinquapin Drive of Gate City.

Deputies reported that Craft was trimming limbs from the top of trees when a log shifted.

He was found pinned between large trees. His body was taken to Roanoke for an autopsy.



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