Tuesday, July 24, 2012
A pregnant Amish woman picking berries in the woods near her Pennsylvania home has been struck and killed by lighting. The baby also died.
State police say 36-year-old Mary H. Yoder was outside with her husband and two children late Tuesday morning in Garrett when a storm moved in. Yoder took shelter under one tree, while her husband and the children ducked under a different tree.
Police say lightning struck a few minutes later, killing Yoder and her baby. Trooper Steven Limani tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Tuesday was the baby's due date.
Police are investigating.
Garrett is about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.