Pregnant Woman Killed by Lightning

Freak accident kills woman and her unborn child

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012  |  Updated 6:49 PM EDT
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Pregnant Woman Killed by Lightning

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A pregnant Amish woman and her unborn child were killed by lightning about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
 
State police say 36-year-old Mary H. Yoder was picking berries in the woods near her home with her husband and two children at about 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

  A storm moved in and Yoder took shelter under one tree, while her husband and the children went under a different tree. Police say lightning struck a few minutes later, killing Yoder, who was 9 months pregnant.
 
Police continue to investigate.

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