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Bybee man dies during tree trimming accident

A Bybee man died Monday after a large portion of a tree he was trimming fell on him, Madison County Coroner Jimmy Cornelison said.

Kevin Turpin, 39, was pronounced dead at the scene on Pleasure Drive in Hillcrest subdivision north of Richmond, Cornelison said.

Turpin, an independent contractor, was on a ladder trimming the tree when a large limb of the tree fell onto him, Cornelison said.

The accident happened about 12:45 p.m. Monday.

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