1 dead after tree topples onto home in Boulder Creek

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

A 45-year-old man died Sunday in Santa Cruz County after strong winds blew a large tree into a home, according to a spokesperson for the county sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office identified the victim as Robert Brainard III.

At about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, deputies responded with fire crews to reports of a tree into a home in the 14100 block of Highway 9 in Boulder Creek, the sheriff’s official told NBC Bay Area. One person made it out of the house, but another was trapped inside.

Brainard, the resident trapped inside the home, suffered injuries from the downed tree and was later pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.