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1 dead after tree falls on backhoe in Johnston Co.

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CLAYTON, N.C. -

One person is dead after a tree fell onto a backhoe on Buffalo Road in Johnston County Friday morning, officials with the sheriff's office said.

Investigators say the 43-year-old victim was operating a backhoe when the tree fell of him

Crews responded to the area between N.C. Highway 42 and Covered Bridge Road near downtown Clayton at approximately 9:30 a.m.

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