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Falling Tree Kills Husband, Wife in Car

They were driving in Massachusetts

(Newser) - The spring storm that brought wind and snow to New England also took a quick and devastating toll on one Massachusetts family: A husband and wife were killed when a tree fell on their car Sunday morning. Authorities say Franklin Teixeira, 49, and his wife, Manuela, 51, were driving in... More »

Woman Killed in Bed by Falling Tree, Husband Trapped

'Get me the hell out of here'

(Newser) - A 90-foot tree fell on a home in suburban Philadelphia early Friday, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her for hours before he could be rescued, authorities said. The tree apparently came down on the split-level home at about 6am local time, but rescue units... More »

Falling Tree Kills Camp Counselor Near Yosemite

Staff members were eating breakfast outside at the time

(Newser) - Staff members at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park were having breakfast outdoors yesterday when they felt what the parent of one counselor described as an earthquake. About 40 feet of a large, 53-inch diameter black oak tree snapped off and came crashing down from 32 feet up, killing... More »

East Coast Storm's Death Toll: 9

6 killed by falling trees in Virginia

(Newser) - The violent storms that battered the eastern US last night have taken a heavy toll: Authorities say at least nine people are dead. NBC Washington reports that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joined West Virginia in declaring a state of emergency this morning and confirmed that six people in his state... More »

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