Tree crushes local home

September 4, 2012

A large portion of a tree broke off its trunk Tuesday morning and fell atop a house in Indianapolis, nearly crushing the resident. Emergency officials said the 25-year-old woman who rents the home in the 7200 block of Fitch Avenue near 71st Street and Keystone Avenue was in bed at 4:35 a.m. when the fallen tree sent drywall flying onto her head. The house, valued at about $100,000, was called a total loss by fire officials.