Woman killed in storm by falling tree limb

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:50pm

Residents of Shreveport’s Weinstock Street live in feat of the weather Residents like Herbert Murphy who explained, "every time the wind, the weather think about getting bad, it worries the hell out of me."

That’s because downed tree limbs are nothing new on the street. A tree even fell onto Murphy’s house. He reminisced, "and it came down straight across here. That's why that wood's still there from about 3, 4 years ago. All this was down. Girl, and the whole root of the tree came up."

Nobody was hurt when that happened, but Wednesday night, a downed tree limb became deadly. 64 year old Connie Wilson was walking back to her house during the storms when a massive tree limb fell, crushing her. She was taken to the hospital, where she later died.

During their morning, neighbors are aware that they could have easily been the person killed. However, with that worry also came frustrations as Murphy watched people chopping back tree limbs, explaining, "they cutting, but the ain't cutting what they need to be cutting, cause that's the part that's going to come down next."

In this neighborhood full of children, the worry is that one of them could be the next victim if they happen to be playing outside when a wind comes through.


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