Loudoun Woman Killed by Falling Tree Branch

Yesterday’s icy conditions caused power outages and road closures throughout the day, but last night the weather proved fatal.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a Stumptown Road home north of Leesburg just after 9 p.m. where a woman was struck by a falling tree branch. The victim, Melanie Brose, 52, was transported to the hospital, where she died from her injuries this morning.

The report stated she had been clearing fallen branches in the area when the large branch fell and struck her.

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