GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina woman was killed when a tree limb fell on her as she sat on a sofa in her home.
Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said in a news release that 55-year-old Cassandra Goodwin of Gaffney died after the limb, about 2 feet (0.6 meters) in diameter, fell on her home about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Fowler said Goodwin was trapped by the falling limb as she sat in the living room. Gaffney firefighters needed about 15 minutes to free the woman. She was taken to a hospital where she died.
The coroner said Goodwin’s daughter and sister were not hurt.
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Fowler says there’s no indication the falling limb was related to Monday’s storms. He says the oak tree is old and a number of limbs were weak.
An autopsy is planned.