Tree crashes through Cordova rental property

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) -  A handyman had a close call Friday when a tree fell through a house in Cordova.

Investigators said the man was repairing the ceiling at a rental property on North Houston Levee near Walnut Grove.  A tree then came crashing through the roof.

"The more I talked to him, I realized he was kind of shaking and his voice was shaky," said homeowner Murrell Weaver.  "One of the limbs missed his head by three feet."

The handyman was able to walk away from the house without any serious injuries, but the tree smashed the back part of his van.

Renters were scheduled to move into the home next week, but the move has been delayed.

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