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Pregnant Pa. Amish woman, baby killed by lightning while picking berries

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A pregnant Amish woman picking berries in the woods near her Pennsylvania home has been struck and killed by lighting. The baby also died.

State police say 36-year-old Mary H. Yoder was outside with her husband and two children late Tuesday morning in Garrett when a storm moved in. Yoder took shelter under one tree, while her husband and the children ducked under a different tree.

Police say lightning struck a few minutes later, killing Yoder and her baby. Trooper Steven Limani tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Tuesday was the baby's due date.

Police are investigating.

Garrett is about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

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