FORT WAYNE, Ind. (News Nation/WANE) — An Indiana mother, lost her life, but likely saved her son when the two became trapped in a mobile home which rolled as a powerful storm system moved through the area Monday night.
Rescue crews were called to a mobile home that had rolled on its side. When they arrived, the home was badly damaged and there was a gas leak, News Nation affiliate WANE reported.
Firefighters found a woman clutching a child, both under more debris. Four minutes later, they freed the young boy, who was conscious and in good condition. A few minutes later, they freed the woman — unconscious and in critical condition. She was taken to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
The mobile home also hit a neighboring home. The person inside escaped through a window and wasn’t injured.
The storm over the city in the Northeast part of the state was part of a line spanning several hundred miles across the Midwest. Hurricane-force winds ripped across Iowa with winds ranging from 80 to 100 mph throughout Monday, News Nation affiliate WHO reported.