Sunday, August 6, 2017

Woman Killed by Falling Tree near Medina, Ohio, During Strong Storms

Sean Breslin
Published: August 4,2017

A woman was killed and her infant child was injured in Montville Township, Ohio, when storms knocked a tree onto their vehicle Friday afternoon, officials said.
The woman, identified as 28-year-old Devon Cook, was driving along River Styx Road at about 1 p.m. EDT Friday afternoon when the tree fell on her SUV, according to WCMH-TV. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The SUV is seen in this picture.
(James Gherardi/WEWS-TV)

"We had a storm roll through just before that. The victim, the driver, succumbed to the injuries on scene," Montville Police Department Lieutenant Matt Neil told WOIO-TV.
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Authorities said the infant was removed from the vehicle and transported to a nearby hospital, News 5 Cleveland reported. The child is expected to survive, the report added.
"It appears as if the tree broke when it hit the vehicle so the vehicle continued off the roadway and into the woods," Neil told News 5 Cleveland.
There were no severe weather warnings issued for the area at the time of the incident. River Styx Road is located just southeast of Medina in Medina County.
The storms also caused a house fire in Medina, according to a report from the police department.
MORE: Severe Storms Hit the Midwest, Northeast

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