Woman killed by falling tree as powerful storms move through Tennessee


WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — A woman was killed by a falling tree as a severe thunderstorm with powerful winds moved through Weakley County early Tuesday morning.

Ray Wiggington, the director of Weakley County Emergency Management said at least six mobile homes were damaged by that falling tree around 4 a.m., as a “powerful wind storm with hurricane force winds” struck Green Field Highway 54 near Summers Road.

Angel Jones, a 49-year-old woman, was killed as a result, according to Wiggington.

Dresden police said Jones was sleeping in her bed, when the tree fell into her bedroom, striking her.

Emergency crews are working to assess the extent of the damage across the county, which also included downed power lines.

Emergency officials in neighboring Henry County reported damage to multiple structures, as well as downed trees and power lines within the city of Paris.

There were no initial reports of injuries in Henry County.

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