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Falling trees have killed two motorists and badly injured a third this evening in eastern Pierce County.
One accident occurred about 5 p.m. on the Mountain Highway near Roy when a man swerved to avoid a blown-down tree but hit another and was killed.

The other occurred on Harts Lake Valley Road when a car stopped for fallen trees and was hit by another tree coming down. A woman in the car was killed and a man in the car was taken to Madigan Army Medical Center in critical condition.

These accidents raise a number of complicated insurance and legal issues. There are several potential avenues of recovery but they have to be pursued with both sensitivity and intelligence.

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