Two homes crushed, one damaged by massive tree

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Almost in a state of shock, Gary Hall carefully checks on his beloved cars.
But those dents and broken tail lights are nothing compared to his home of 24 years.

"My bedrooms are gone, the upstairs bedroom is gone and the bathroom about had it too," Hall said.

Wednesday afternoon, a massive, double-trunk tree came crashing down. It took out the back of the Hall home, went straight down the middle of the house next door and damaged the roof of another.

Emily Humason saw it all.

"I heard what we thought was a branch, but we looked over and it was a whole tree just split right in half," she said. "After it was a big boom."

Without thinking twice, she ran across the street, banging on the front doors, hoping no one inside was hurt.

"I thought I was just going to have to break another window or something to get in there. I was so scared," Humason recalled.

But according to Hall, it was only a matter of time.

"If figured in would be that one," he said referring to the tree.

Now all that's left is a hole in the ground and two homes almost in pieces. But as Hall points out, everything inside can be replaced. Both he and his neighbors are grateful that everyone is walking away from this unexpected mess.

"Unfortunately it did happen," Humason said. "But, I'm glad that we were able to get over here and help them."

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