CONWAY, N.H. — A 60-year-old North Conway resident died Tuesday night after a tree fell through her apartment building.
Police identified the woman as Joyce Roberge.
The New Hampshire Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting an autopsy in order to determine the exact cause of death.
The Conway Police Department Dispatch Center received a call from a woman at 655 Kearsarge Road in North Conway around 7:15 p.m. reporting that a tree had fallen on her apartment building.
The woman reported that she was trapped inside her basement apartment of a three-apartment building. Rescue personnel arrived and were able to safely extricate the woman from the apartment but learned that a second woman was in the second-floor apartment at the time the tree fell on the building.
The second woman, identified as the 60-year-old resident of the apartment, was found dead inside her apartment.
Officers and rescue personnel remained on scene for about two hours investigating the incident.
According to police, the Conway Dispatch Center received over 25 calls for trees and powerlines down between 7:15 pm and 10:00 pm last night as strong storms passed through the Conway area.
According to police, some residents are still without power Wednesday morning but all roads are clear as of 8 a.m.