Woman in mobile home who died during wind storm found clutching child


FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A woman died during a Monday night storm that caused a mobile home to roll with her and a child inside, WANE reported.

Around 7:45 p.m., emergency crews responded to find a mobile home had rolled onto its side against a neighboring mobile home. It had been reported to 911 that people were possibly trapped inside.

Within 10 minutes, firefighters found a woman clutching a child, both under debris. The woman was unconscious and in critical condition, while the boy was conscious and in good condition. The woman was taken to a hospital, where she later died.

A neighboring mobile home was struck by the one that rolled. A person inside was able to escape uninjured by climbing out a window.

Crews also discovered a serious gas leak, which firefighters addressed in an effort to secure the area from exposed power lines.

The incident was a part of an intense wind storm called a derecho that blustered across the Midwest yesterday. Wind speeds in some cases exceeded 100 mph, causing major damage.



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