14-y/o Md. girl, hit by tree in storm, dies

The heavy rainstorms that darted through the Baltimore area this evening resulted in the death of a 14-year-old girl from Timonium, north of the city, and injured three others, including her mom, when a tree fell on their Hyundai Sonata, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Around 5:30 PM, according to Baltimore County Police, they were traveling southbound on Pot Spring Road when the tree was felled by the storm. The deceased girl, whose name wasn’t released, was sitting in the back seat of the car, which was driven by her mother.

Police also said the mother, a 16-year-old girl, and a 13-year-old girl were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The storms took out power for more than 30,000 customers, according to Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. Several highways were also closed temporarily during the storm, and a fallen tree disrupted light rail service near the Cold Spring station.

More rain is expected Friday, while the weekend shows signs of clearing.

Weekly rainfall totals at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport (National Weather Service)

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