One dead, another injured after winds rip off roof at Brillo Miller Sports Complex
A witness said that the incident occurred during the opening ceremonies for a kid’s baseball and softball season.
ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (WVLT) - One woman is dead and another person was injured in Rockwood after parents told WVLT News severe winds ripped the dugout roof off the Brillo Miller Sports Complex earlier on Saturday.
Tiffany Brown, a softball parent and witness, said that the incident occurred during the opening ceremonies for a kid’s baseball and softball season.
Officials with the National Weather Service originally reported that the roof fell onto a woman and a child, but Rockwood Police Chief Kelly Pittman said that the person injured was a 33-year-old man, later identified as Cody Simpson.
“Kids were screaming, people were screaming. It was just crazy,” Brown said.
Pittman told WVLT News that the woman was sent to the hospital where she later died. The National Weather Service confirmed that the woman, identified as Pamela Simpson, 60, later died from her injuries.
“Imagine going to a game and then somebody’s not coming home,” Brown said. “And it seemed like it took forever for the ambulance to get there.”
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those individuals and their families,” Pittman said in a statement.
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