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Charlotte County teen killed in logging accident

A 19-year-old Charlotte County man employed by Mast Brothers Logging Company of Scottsburg was killed in a logging accident Thursday morning in the Pamplin area of Prince Edward County.

According to Prince Edward Sheriff Wesley Reed, the incident occurred when a tree fell on Joshua Royster of Saxe resulting in fatal injuries.  

Prince Edward County deputies, the Virginia Department of Forestry, Prince Edward Rescue Squad and Pamplin Fire Department and EMS responded to the scene. 

The accident is currently under investigation by the Virginia Department of Labor and the Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond.