Rhea Co. Sheriff's Office: Man dies while cutting tree near Grandview Mountain

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A man was killed while cutting a tree near Grandview Mountain, according to officials with the Rhea County Sheriff's Office (RCSO).

RCSO Deputy Matt Rose tells us it happened on private property on Dixie Lee Highway around 2:20 p.m. Tuesday.

Deputy Rose tells us Thurston E. Keathley died when the tree fell on him.

Keathley is from Oliver Springs, Tennessee, and was in his early 70s, according to Rose.

The sheriff's office says Keathley's family has been notified.

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