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Brooksville man killed when tree branch lands on car, troopers say

By Tribune staff
Published: June 17, 2014

A 59-year-old Brooksville man was killed on Monday when a branch broke off a tree and landed on his truck, troopers said.

Billy Mullins was driving his 1989 Dodge Ram south on Snow Memorial Highway just north of U.S. 41 just after 6 p.m. when he passed under a tree that was rooted on the west side of the road, according to a release from the Florida Highway Patrol.

A branch broke off the tree and landed on Mullins truck, causing him to lose control and hit a tree on the east shoulder, troopers said.

Mullins died at the scene.