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New Milford woman, 21, killed outside home by falling tree

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NEWSBREAK: A 21-year-old New Milford woman was killed when a tree fell on her outside her home this morning at the tail end of the overnight thunderstorm.

“We believe she was going to get something out of her car” when Michelle Mian went outside her River Edge Avenue home between 6:30-7:40 a.m., Police Lt. Brian Long told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The Norway Maple “broke in half and came down on four cars in the driveway,” Long said, adding that she was struck by a large limb fom the top of the tree.

Family members looking out the window after they awoke saw the tree down.

Her older sister later went outside, found Mian and called police at 7:40 a.m., the lieutenant said.

“Officers immediately began CPR and were shortly assisted by Holy Name EMS and ALS,” Long said.

Mian was pronounced dead at HNMC at 9 a.m., he said.

Mian, who lived with her parents, brother and sister, was a Bergenfield High School graduate attending Bergen Community College, as well as classes at Holy Name Medical Center, where she was an intern.

A funeral reportedly was being planned at a Teaneck mosque.

(NOTE: The family requests that the media respect their privacy in the wake of this tragedy.)

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