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VIDEO: Officer wounded by falling tree during routine traffic stop

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Posted at 8:47 AM, May 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-12 08:47:56-04

An Iowa police officer nearly died last week when a large oak tree abruptly snapped and fell, crushing an SUV he was ticketing.

Officer Jeremy Veach was talking to the driver, who did not have her headlights on, when the 30-foot tree cracked and fell, totaling the car and driving Veach to the ground.

Read the complete story from KDVR.com, HERE.