Smyth County man dies in logging accident

POSTED: 5:22 AM Aug 27 2013   UPDATED: 3:56 PM Aug 27 2013

A Smyth County, Virginia man died after what the Sheriff's Office says was a logging accident on August 21.

They say it happened in the Camp section of the county.

They tell us a tree fell on top of a skidder and 53-year-old Gary Mathena, of Groseclose, was inside the cab of the skidder.

He died at the scene.