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Tree falls on home, kills woman in Monongalia County

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (WBOY) - A woman was killed when a tree fell onto her residence in Monongalia County early Monday morning.

A large tree fell onto a residence at 30 Pine Tree Lane at approximately 4:30 a.m., according to Cheat Lake Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jason Christopher. A woman in her mid-to-late 50s was sleeping upstairs when the tree came through the roof and landed on her, Christopher said. She was pronounced dead on scene.

Christopher said the tree was uprooted, and with the saturated ground and high winds throughout the night, he's sure weather contributed to the accident.

The Brookhaven, Star City, Point Marion and Bruceton Volunteer Fire Departments also responded to the scene, along with the Department of Homeland Security and a tree removal company.


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