Soon-to-be father of twins dies in tree-trimming accident

Family said Christopher "Adam" Nichols, 33, had two sons and his wife is 13 weeks pregnant with twins.

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The business owner was killed in a tree-trimming accident at a home on Scarlet Oaks Court on Saturday.

Nichols was working with two of his employees when a large pine tree began to fall toward him.

Witnesses said Nichols tried to push the tree and slipped. He fell and the tree fell on him.

CPR was performed on Nichols, but he died from his injuries.

The family is gathering donations to support Nichols' wife.

"He had a way to drive us all crazy at times and make us laugh and love him in the same moment." Nichols' sister-in-law Amber Burns wrote on the family's YouCaring fundraising page. "We remember him as the fun brother-in-law who made every one of our family trips and gatherings a little more memorable and adventurous."

Burns said Nichols' death leaves a hole in the community.

She said he loved coaching the Yulee Rays youth baseball team.

Several community members and businesses posted about his death on Facebook. 

Christopher "Adam" Nichols was killed while trimming a tree in Yulee. He leaves behind two sons and a wife pregnant with twins:

Posted by Action News Jacksonville on Tuesday, August 16, 2016

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