Columbia woman dies after sign crashes on top of car in Elizabethtown

A Columbia woman passed away after a restaurant sign in Elizabethtown fell on top of a car she was in during a wind storm last week.

According to reports, 72-year-old Lillian Curtis was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital and later passed away at the hospital.

Lillian was in the back seat of the car and sustained a catastrophic head injury, according to reports, while her daughter and husband were in the front seats. They were both injured in the incident and taken to Louisville area hospitals.

Wind speeds were estimated to be 40 miles per hour or more at the time of the incident. The sign from the Denny’s restaurant that fell was estimated to weigh about 2,600 pounds.



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