Fallen tree kills Columbia County man

A Columbia County man died Saturday when a tree fell on the tractor he was driving.

Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said Jeff Cash, 77, was using a rotary cutter in the 1000 block of Ann Taylor Boulevard when a rotting tree fell on top of the tractor.

Men who were working nearby found Cash about 3 p.m. after they grew concerned when they could hear the tractor running but no longer saw Cash making his rounds.

Garrison said Cash died instantly from his injuries.