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Man hears ‘boom, boom, clack’ before tree falls on vehicle in Dayton

Two large trees were apparently struck by lightning Tuesday afternoon as a batch of heavy rain moved through the area.

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A large tree fell on a Jeep on La Belle Street in Dayton, and across town, a branch believed to weigh 2,000 pounds landed atop a vehicle in the 100 block of Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton.

A 2,000-pound branch fell from a tree during heavy rain Tuesday, June 19, 2018, on Five Oaks Avenue in Dayton. (JIM NOELKER / STAFF)

Sidney More was headed to the store this afternoon, driving on Five Oaks Avenue.

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“I stopped at the stop sign and I heard a big boom, boom clack! And then I see a big light come down and then hit this tree.

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“There was like a little fire when it hit the tree and then the tree fell,” he said. “That’s when it hit the street. It fell  hard and fast.”

More said he backed up and went back home. “I did not go to the store. I did not want to take no chances.”

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Lightning is reportedly the reason the tree on La Bell Street toppled.

Crews were working to remove the tree from the road. 

No injuries were reported in either incident.

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