Grovetown man killed by tree limb

Monday, July 16, 2012 6:31 PM
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 A Grovetown man was killed Monday when a tree limb fell and hit him on the head in his backyard.

Steven Cotton, 42, of the 100 block of Lottie Lane, was unlocking a shed when the dead limb broke off and fell about 80 feet, said Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.

Part of the limb fell onto the shed and broke, Collins said.

“The rest of it hit him in the top of the head, killing him instantly,” he said.

Collins said he pronounced Cotton dead about 5:15 p.m.

“He probably just heard a sound and that was it,” Collins said.

As a precaution, Cotton’s body was taken to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta for an autopsy, Collins said.

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itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 07/16/12 - 05:39 pm
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Unbelievably tragic, just

Unbelievably tragic, just like the accident where debris from the road killed the child. I feel like the world is just spinning out of control sometimes with all of the bad news and tragedy surrounding us daily.

TCB22
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TCB22 07/16/12 - 05:45 pm
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is that correct...

The limb was six feet in diameter?

royrdsjr
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royrdsjr 07/16/12 - 06:14 pm
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Our neighborhood will miss Steven

He was like the neighborhood handyman. He'd mow neighbors' yards & clear branches from their yards. He was very sweet & helpful to everybody. it's sad & hard to imagine that he's gone now.

HighSociety
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HighSociety 07/16/12 - 06:36 pm
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Iad, ever watch a thousand

Iad, ever watch a thousand ways to die?

oldfella
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oldfella 07/16/12 - 06:37 pm
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Really makes you think....

on any given day that could be any of us. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Live each day as if it's your last, because one of these days it will be.

bandajenifer@yahoo.com
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bandajenifer@yahoo.com 07/16/12 - 07:54 pm
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Steven was a truly wonderful

Steven was a truly wonderful person. He would give you the shirt off his back if that was what you needed. He will truly be missed in the neighborhood as well as around town.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 07/16/12 - 09:25 pm
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My condolences to his family

My condolences to his family and friends.

avidreader
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avidreader 07/17/12 - 09:10 am
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Deepest Sympathy!

My deepest sympathy and well-wishes to Steven's family and friends.

skrecskay
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skrecskay 07/17/12 - 11:13 am
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I too am from Steven's

I too am from Steven's neighborhood and knew him very well. He will indeed be sorely missed. He did profess to be born again and I imagine he is now riding his bike down streets of gold.

cheapster505
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cheapster505 07/17/12 - 02:17 pm
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it's the trees

it's the trees fault all those tree huggers this is what happens to innocent humans no insurance claim here

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