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Mary Yoder, Pregnant Amish Woman, Killed By Lightning On Due Date (VIDEO)

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GARRETT, Pa. -- A pregnant Amish woman picking berries in the woods near her Pennsylvania home was killed by lightning on her due date. The fetus also died.

State police say 36-year-old Mary H. Yoder was with her husband and two children late Tuesday morning when a storm moved in. Yoder took shelter under a pine tree while her husband and the children ducked under a different tree.

Police say lightning struck a few minutes later, killing Yoder and her fetus. Trooper Steven Limani tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that Tuesday was the due date.

Police are investigating.

Garrett is about 75 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

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