Officials identify worker killed by falling tree
BATON ROUGE - A tree service employee died after a tree he was working on fell on him Saturday morning.
Officials say the accident was reported around 10 a.m. on Governor Pleasant Drive. Emergency responders arrived on scene to find the victim had sustained serious injuries after the tree fell on him.
The man, identified as 59-year-old Vernard Sterling, Sr.,was pronounced dead at the scene.
The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office says Sterling suffered multi-system trauma. His death has been ruled an accident.