Mt. Vernon man killed when tree limb falls on home

MOUNT VERNON — A 72-year-old Mt. Vernon man was killed during a storm Sunday night. It happened at 7:05 p.m. at 2701 Jones Street.
 
James Dotts was sitting on the side of his bed when a tree limb fell through the roof of his home and landed on him, according to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks.
 
The very large limb fell on two trailers with the heaviest portion falling through the roof.
 
Marks says Dotts died from blunt force trauma. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
 
His death has been ruled accidental.