Volusia County woman dies when tree falls on her during Hurricane Matthew

Volusia County woman dies when tree falls on her during Hurricane Matthew

VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A woman in her 60s died when a tree fell on her as Hurricane Matthew pummeled Volusia County, Volusia County Emergency Management said.

A spokesman for the county's emergency operations center said the tree fell on Susan Mathes, 63, early Friday while she was feeding animals outside her home near DeLand.

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Authorities said the  Mathes' relatives called 911 but eventually loaded her in a vehicle and took her to a local hospital.

Officials said the relatives met up with paramedics at the hospital but by then it was too late.

No other details were given.

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