Crockett Co. Man Dies while Cutting Trees
A Crockett County man is dead after storm clean up efforts turned into a tragic accident. The sheriff’s department said Crockett County highway worker Richard Gilford, 40, was killed earlier this week, while attempting to cut down trees that had been blown over during last week’s storms. Deputies said Gilford was cutting through a tree on East Road when it split and hit him in the chest. Officials pronounced him dead at the scene. Funeral arrangements for Gilford are being scheduled in Milan.