Spokane woman dies after tree falls on car during windstorm
SPOKANE, Wash. – A woman died early Wednesday morning when a tree fell on her car during a windstorm that slammed the Northwest.
According to KXLY, it happened in Spokane’s South Hill neighborhood, which was hit especially hard overnight when scores of old, big trees fell.
The woman was killed as a large tree landed on her car in the middle of the intersection of 27th and Post.
Just had a devastating conversation with a man who lives at this intersection where the woman was crushed and killed by a tree.
The man & his son heard loud bang around 630, walked out to see car under tree & rushed to help her.
They tried everything to get her out but no luck. https://t.co/gsQiTO9ZaZ
— Maher Kawash (@MaherKXLY) January 13, 2021
The woman’s death was the first death reported from an overnight windstorm, though there have been some close calls in Western Washington, and one woman was killed by a log from a rogue wave on the coast Tuesday morning.
Students at Western Washington University had to relocate after trees fell on some of the dorms, and several families had to leave their homes in Pierce County due to fallen trees.
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