Woman Killed in Colesville after Falling Tree Hits Her Car

Woman Killed in Colesville after Falling Tree Hits Her Car

She had returned home during Thursday’s night’s storm

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A falling tree struck a parked car in Colesville during a storm Thursday night, killing a woman sitting inside, near her home, Montgomery County Fire & Rescue officials said.

Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Jason Blake said Friday afternoon that the woman had returned home from an outing just before 9:50 p.m. during heavy rain and strong winds. The car was parked on Delford Avenue, in a neighborhood near Randolph Road.

“She was a passenger in a vehicle that had returned from an outing, and was sitting in the car waiting for the rain to diminish when this tree fell and landed on her,” he said.

The tree was 30 feet high and 12 to 18 inches wide, Blake said, and trapped the woman in the car. First responders had to remove her from the car, he said.

The woman was taken to White Oak Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

The woman’s death was first reported by Montgomery Community Media.

Blake said he wasn’t sure if anyone was in the car with the woman, whose identity had not been released as of Friday afternoon.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com

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