Woman killed by fallen tree branch in Arlington – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Arlington police said a 62-year-old woman was killed after a tree branch broke and fell on her head as she tried to clean up debris from a devastating storm in late May.

The woman, identified as Lucia Gonzalez Layman, was one of several North Texas residents whose homes were affected by the severe storm that ripped through the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

According to the Arlington Police Department, officers responded to a home in the 5900 block of Flintshire Court on Tuesday, May 28, after a man called 911 and told authorities that a tree had fallen on his girlfriend’s head.

When police arrived, several family members told them that Layman and her boyfriend were trying to trim a fallen tree on their roof.

While they were cutting down the tree, one of the still attached limbs broke and fell directly on the layman’s head, causing her to collapse. It is not known if she died instantly, but Layman was pronounced dead at the scene when medics arrived.

Police said her death appeared to be a tragic accident and there were no signs of foul play.

Days before the woman’s tragic death, a 20-year-old man was electrocuted to death after his chainsaw struck a power line while he was doing tree work.

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