Falling Ice Kills Woman Right After Talk About Mortality

Linda Freedman Scharrenberg and her husband had been having a cocktail outside
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 3, 2020 2:44 PM CST
They Talked About Death, Then Falling Ice Killed Her
A stock photo of a snowy, icy roof.   (Getty Images)

A couple who had been married for nearly 50 years had just enjoyed a cocktail on their deck, where they talked about their inevitable deaths. As they walked back inside their Vermont home, a heavy piece of ice slid off the roof and fatally struck 73-year-old Linda Freedman Scharrenberg in the back of the head, the couple's daughter, Jodine Meyers, tells the Caledonian Record.

Scharrenberg was knocked unconscious and fell into the snow face-first, reports the AP. The paramedics worked to revive Scharrenberg for an hour and eventually determined that even if she did wake up, she would not have cognitive function. In the porch conversation, Meyers said her father told Scharrenberg he didn't know how he could live without her.

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