Pregnant Amish woman, fetus killed by lightning
(CBS/AP) GARRETT, Pa. - A pregnant Amish woman picking berries in the woods near her Pennsylvania home was killed by lightning on her due date. The fetus also died.
State police say 36-year-old Mary H. Yoder was with her husband and two children late Tuesday morning when a storm moved in. Yoder took shelter under a pine tree while her husband and the children ducked under a different tree.
Police say lightning struck a few minutes later, killing Yoder and her fetus. Trooper Steven Limani tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Tuesday was the due date.
The incident occurred at about 11 a.m. local time as severe thunderstorms passed through the area, reports the Cumberland Times-News. Police are investigating.
Garrett is about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
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