Tree falls on home, killing one in Lansing

It happened on the 1600 block of Martin Street
Published: Aug. 25, 2023 at 5:37 AM EDT
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Police said one person is dead after a tree fell on their home in Lansing.

It happened during the storms that rushed through the area overnight into Friday morning.

Police said it happened on the 1600 block of Martin Street, between Cedar Street and Washington Avenue.

Lansing Fire Department had to free the woman from the home. The woman—identified as Vernita Payne, 84—was transported to a local hospital, where she later died.

This is a developing story. News 10 will provide updates as they become available.

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