A Lena man was injured Monday morning, Aug. 17, when a large tree fell on his vehicle according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Office.

NatCom 911 Center received reports at approximately 8:18 am of a large tree falling on a vehicle injuring the driver while he was traveling on Spurgeon Road near the Janie community in south Natchitoches Parish.

Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies, Louisiana State Police, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS, Natchitoches Parish Fire District #1 and Natchitoches Parish Highway Department responded to the scene.

Deputies say upon their arrival, they discovered the driver of the vehicle suffering from a large laceration to his head.

Deputies say 43-year-old William Watkins of Lena, was operating a 1990 Chevrolet pickup truck traveling westbound on Spurgeon Road near the Janie community when a large Oak Tree fell landing on the cap of the truck causing heavy damage.

Watkins was able to exit the wreckage and wait on help.

Watkins was treated at the scene by EMS and is being transported to a regional hospital by private vehicle for treatment of his injuries.

Senior Trooper David Morvant assigned to LSP Troop-E Alexandria worked the incident.