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Woman dies after tree falls on home in Irmo

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Updated: Jan. 4, 2020 at 1:40 PM EST
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IRMO, S.C. (WIS) - A woman has died after a tree fell onto her home yesterday evening.

According to the coroner, Gertraud Maria Walker, 63, was in her bedroom when a tree fell across her house pinning her underneath.

Walker was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was traumatic asphyxiation.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office is investigating.

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