• Fallen tree nearly crushes sleeping teen in Cobb


    MARIETTA, Ga. - A Cobb mother is still shaken up after a huge pine tree fell on her home and nearly crushed her teenager sleeping inside.

    The accident happened early Wednesday on Dorris Drive off Windy Ridge Road in Marietta.

    Kenya Parker said her 15-year-old daughter was sleeping in a bedroom when the large tree came crashing down amid high winds associated with the winter storm.

    Parker talked to Channel 2’s Ross Cavitt about how her daughter had suffered some cuts and was traumatized when the tree almost flattened her.

    “Hearing the tree crack and watching it fall from my window and landing on my daughter’s room was very traumatic,” Parker said.

    Neighbors came over to help the family and firefighters had to disconnect electricity at the home. For now, it’s been deemed structurally unsound.

    The family hopes to return to the home in a couple months.

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