Woman killed after large tree falls on home in Lancaster County

- A woman died Thursday evening after a large tree fell on her home in Lancaster County, according to the Lancaster County Fire Department. 

The incident happened at 5:18 p.m. Thursday, April 6 at a mobile home located at 4727 Pageland Hwy near Coot Sistare Road. 

Fire officials tell FOX 46 Charlotte two people were inside the home at the time. Colleen Burgess, 66, was in the bedroom of the home when heavy winds toppled a large tree in the back yard, sending it across the roof of the home, collapsing the structure. 

One person escaped but tragically Burgess suffered blunt force trauma and passed away. Fire officials said the two people inside the home appeared to be husband and wife. 

On Thursday afternoon, crews were in the process of cutting the large oak tree that fell on the mobile home to remove Burgess from the scene. 

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