The 9-year-old lady who was killed Thursday by a tree felled throughout a thunderstorm has been recognized.
Hallie Oldham of Poland was ready in a automotive along with her youthful sister and mom Jennifer because the household ready to go away Sebago Lake Household Campground on Richville Street in Standish, in keeping with Capt. Donald Foss of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Her father, Jarod, had not but gotten within the automotive about 4:15 p.m., when sturdy winds uprooted two pine bushes. One tree struck the awning of their camper, and the second fell on the car the place Hallie, her sister and mom have been ready, in keeping with Foss.
Rescuers have been delayed in reaching the scene, as a result of heavy rain and wind had blocked the roads with particles and introduced down bushes, some 24 to 30 inches in diameter, Foss mentioned late Thursday evening.
Rescuers, her household and campers used chainsaws, tractors and the Jaws of Life to clear away bushes and free her from the automotive, Foss mentioned. However the youngster died on the scene.
Her sister and mom survived.
“Given the extent of destruction surrounding the Oldham’s automobiles and their campsite, this horrific tragedy additionally proved to be a miracle that the remainder of the household survived this incident,” Foss mentioned Saturday morning.
The world across the campsite was closely broken, together with the household’s camper and two automobiles.
Thursday afternoon’s extreme climate left greater than 15,000 with out energy, the majority in Central Maine Energy’s service space.