HURRICANE, W.Va. — A Putnam County man was killed Tuesday evening while cutting up a downed tree near his home.

Putnam County deputies identify the victim as Gabriel Collins, 38, of Hurricane.  He was sawing the blown down tree into smaller pieces when a large log from the tree rolled over him. He suffered fatal injuries in the accident.

He was discovered by his young daughter near their home on Buff Creek in Putnam County.

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  • KC

    This story is not accurate. He was not found by his daughter. Whether or not counseling is considered will be a PERSONAL choice. Everyone wants to point out the errors and give advice, everyone is an expert after the fact, right mook?Please, keep your opinions to YOURSELF. They are not needed or wanted and they sure won't bring him back. We will live with the consequences of this accident for the rest of our lives.

  • Codger

    Gage was a wonderful man. He will be missed
    by a lot of people. Just a simple yet significant mistake to be so costly. Please pray for them in their time of need. I will.

  • mook

    NOT THINKING !!!!!!!! stand above tree NOT below when on hill side. Pray that little girl will be ok

  • rose

    Sympathy to the family and I hope the little girl gets some counseling.

  • JS

    What a terrible tragedy. Prayers for the family and especially that young lady who had the misfortune of finding her father.