SNELLVILLE, Ga. (CBS46) -- A woman who was walking her dog in a Snellville neighborhood Thursday morning died after a large tree fell across the roadway.
First responders were dispatched around 11:16 a.m. to Capot Court in unincorporated Snellville.
Upon arrival, authorities found the woman pinned by the tree and was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Her dog was injured during the incident and was turned over to an Animal Welfare officer at the scene for further veterinary care, Gwinnett County Police told CBS46 News.
Investigators say the woman’s body was turned over to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
Neighbor John Rollins says the community is shaken and saddened by the loss.
“It just shows how things can turn bad real quick,” says Rollins. “A man got hit on the head with a big log, he never saw it coming and woke up in his neighbor’s yard in a puddle of blood.”
Rollins believes no matter how big or small the storm and heavy rains, it is important to take all warnings seriously.
“We’ve heard for years and years that this is when the big trees become over saturated,” says Rollins. He says he and his wife are now praying for the family.
“Try to make the most of every day and appreciate what you have that’s for sure.”
Gwinnett fire officials have not yet released the woman's name. They say they have notified her husband about the accident.