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Herbert Lee Williams Obituary News: Fayetteville, GA man killed after tree fell on a car in Clayton County

Herbert Lee Williams Obituary News: Fayetteville, GA man killed after tree fell on a car in Clayton County.

Authorities have now confirmed reports that on Tuesday in Clayton County, a tree fell on a vehicle, resulting in one fatality.

The collision happened on Tuesday morning at Highway 54 and Jenni Lane, according to Clayton County authorities, during a period of intense rain and thunderstorms.

Herbert Lee Williams, 78, of Fayetteville, Georgia, was identified as the victim by the Clayton County Medical Examiner’s Office. As the man drove east, a massive tree fell in front of him, crushing the car.

At a gathering in Gwinnett County on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Brian Kemp made remarks regarding the fatal incident.

“It’s been a rough day, folks,” Governor Kemp said. “It was just reported that there was a loss of life in Clayton County from a tree falling, so I just want to keep all those folks in our thoughts and prayers and that family.”

Location Facts

Clayton County is located in the north central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of 2021, the population was estimated to be 297,100 by the Census Bureau. The county seat is Jonesboro. Clayton County is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area, and is the fifth most-populous county in the state.