(AP/WREX) — A woman who was killed earlier this week after a tree fell on her mobile home has been identified.
Authorities have identified the woman as Lorene Joy Gerken, 55, of Rockford.
Gerken’s sister, Patty Holbach, tells the Chicago Tribune that one of Gerken’s granddaughters was pinned to the home’s bathroom floor, and her boyfriend was trapped elsewhere.
The youngest granddaughter managed to get out out of the crushed home and firefighters soon rescued the boyfriend and other granddaughter.
The death is still under investigation. An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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10322 Auburn Road
Rockford, IL 61103