Cameraman, Reporter Killed While Covering Subtropical Storm Alberto
By Fox News // May 29, 2018
WYFF News 4 anchor Mike McCormick and WYFF News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer died Monday when a tree fell on their SUV. https://t.co/VZZKA6K6qq All of us at WYFF News 4 are grieving. We are a family. pic.twitter.com/IQmZ6prUIH
— WYFF News 4 (@wyffnews4) May 28, 2018
(FOX NEWS) – A South Carolina anchor and photographer died on Monday after a large tree fell on their SUV while they were covering Subtropical storm Alberto.
WYFF news anchor Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer were covering “rain impact” in Polk County, North Carolina, when a tree fell on their SUV, killing both of them, their home station said Monday night.
Tryon Fire Chief Geoffrey Tennant said in a press conference that at about 2:30 P.M., the station received a call that there was a tree down on a vehicle with people trapped inside.
When local authorities arrived, they saw a tree on the SUV in what Tennant estimated to be around “three feet in diameter.”
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