A person was killed near China Grove Wednesday after they fell from a tree service truck and was crushed by a large piece of equipment, according to officials.
The incident happened around 7:30 p.m. on Highway 152 near Power Street. Officials said employees from Big Al and Son's Tree Service company were riding in the back of a truck.
When the employees got out of the truck then back in, police said, one was not able to get on before the driver began moving and fell off. Officers said a large wood chipper then ran over the employee.
Emergency crews performed CPR on the victim for more than 30 minutes, but they were pronounced dead at the scene. The victim's name has not been released.
Investigators have not said if any charges are being filed.