Emergency responders pray with family members after a falling tree killed a woman in Southeast Portland. Photo: Racheal Rafanelli KGW

Woman killed when tree falls on SE Portland house

Emergency responders pray with family members after a falling tree killed a woman in Southeast Portland. Photo: Racheal Rafanelli KGW
Emergency responders pray with family members after a falling tree killed a woman in Southeast Portland. Photo: Racheal Rafanelli KGW

Portland, Ore. — (KGW) A 60-year-old Southeast Portland woman died early Wednesday morning after a tree fell onto her house.

Crews were dispatched about 3:40 a.m. to Southeast Insley Street and 92nd Avenue.

The woman had been in her bed sleeping when the 30-inch-diameter tree fell and nearly sheared the house in two. Her husband and her brother, who were also in the house, were not hurt.

A car outside the home was crushed, but no other homes were struck.

Heavy rains that have flooded the region likely loosened the roots of the trees, said Lt. Rich Tyler of the Portland Fire & Rescue Bureau.

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