- Associated Press - Sunday, June 19, 2016

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - In a story June 19 about a woman killed by a falling palm tree, The Associated Press reported erroneously the location of St. Simons Island. St. Simons Island is in Georgia, not Florida.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Woman killed outside of home by falling palm tree

A woman died on Saturday after she was struck by a falling palm tree outside her home

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A woman died Saturday in coastal Georgia after she was struck by a falling palm tree outside her home.



Glynn County coroner Joe Chapman told the Florida Times-Union (https://goo.gl/Z8F2Wx) that the death of 70-year-old Zeiden Carruth was a freak accident.

Chapman said that Carruth had stepped outside her home on St. Simons Island when she was struck. The accident happened about 10 feet from her door.

Chapman said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The island had experienced high winds for most of the day. Power was lost on a portion of the island after a limb was blown onto a power line.

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