Spokane woman dies after tree falls on car during windstorm

Spokane Tree Death
via KXLY 4 News Now

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.

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.