Man dies in Huntsville after tree falls on home

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HOUSTON – A man is dead in Huntsville after a tree fell on a home, the National Weather Service reported Wednesday.

Word came from a local storm report at 3:20 a.m. that said the man had been trapped inside and was now dead.

The Huntsville Police Department responded to a residence in the 100 block of Samantha Lane around 3:15 a.m. Officers found the top portion of a tree near the residence had snapped off and fallen through the roof of the residence. The tree had fallen into the master bedroom of the residence and, as a result, fatally injured a man in the house. The rest of the family was not injured in the incident.

At this time, the Huntsville Police Department is not releasing the name of the deceased man in his 40s to ensure the extended family has been notified of his death.

Severe storms swept through southeast Texas late Tuesday night and into the early morning hours, bringing damaging winds and rains.

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