Falling trees kill 2 people in Montgomery and Delaware counties during severe weather

Severe storms

brought down trees across the region Wednesday, killing two people in

Delaware

and

Montgomery

counties.

Police say 82-year-old Mary Baker, of Collegeville, was killed along Main Street and Ninth Avenue.

Officials say she was inside her vehicle and stopped at a red light when her car was crushed by a massive tree.

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“The fire department had the jaws of life and they were trying to cut her out of the car when I came out,” said Mike Rice, of Collegeville, who witnessed the aftermath.

Around 6:30 p.m., Aston Township firefighters responded to another downed tree on Pennell Road in Delaware County.

Officials say a 70-year-old man was driving when his car was hit by a falling tree. The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Over the past several days, nearly a month’s worth of rain has fallen in the region. Many locations are now at or over 2.5″ since early Monday morning.

The rising waters of the Schuylkill River just barely breached the banks at Riverfront Park in Norristown.

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