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Man dies, wife injured in NC mountains as tree falls on truck

LENOIR, N.C. (AP/WNCN) - Police in North Carolina say a 78-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on his pickup truck.

Lenoir Police Capt. Couby Stilwell tells news outlets that Sydney Reid Albright was leaving Green Mountain Park on Friday afternoon as thunderstorms moved throughout the region.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. in the 2400 block of Dimmette Road, WBTV reported.

Albright's wife and another family member in the Chevrolet Silverado suffered minor injuries and are expected to make a full recovery, the TV station reported.

Green Mountain Park is a campground in northwestern North Carolina.

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