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Tree falls on top of woman's bedroom

 It was a terrifying situation for a young woman, after she was nearly crushed by a tree that fell on top of her bedroom.

Kelsey Minix was sleeping in her bedroom in Hamlet, Indiana, when she awoke to the sound of hail. She says she then heard a loud bang around 11:30PM Tuesday. She says the ceiling started caving in on her and her friend as they were sleeping in her bed.
Minix just sprained her ankle after returning home from a cheerleading camp, and has been using crutches to walk. "As soon as I saw the ceiling come down and I heard my parents screaming for me, I didn't think twice about it. I didn't have time to grab my crutches or my phone. I didn't have time to grab anything. We jumped out of bed, I kind of hobbled down the stairs, slid down a bit, and by the time I got down there I realized my foot hurt," she says.

Kelsey's father came into the room just as the tree hit the roof above her bed. He says if her bed had been just a foot over in the other direction, she could have been crushed. "Well, it was tough. You didn't know. I yelled at them, they said they were good, so we were able to get them out," he says.

The family right now is currently without power. The area around the house was also damaged.
A forest surrounding the house was almost completely leveled from the storm.

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