UKIAH, Mendocino County (AP) — The family of a 35-year-old woman who died after a large oak tree crashed into her Ukiah home says she had feared the tree for months.
Erika Tyler died when the massive tree fell Saturday. Her boyfriend, who was sleeping next to her, escaped with his 3-year-old son.READ MORE: Mothers Tearfully Remember Children Slain In Bay Area Homicides
Tyler’s mother, Connie Tyler, of Ukiah, told the Press Democrat newspaper that her daughter had asked her landlord to remove the tree but was told it was too expensive. The tree had steel cables supporting some of its branches.READ MORE: With Playoff Dreams Dancing In Their Heads; San Francisco 49ers Fans Return To Levi's Stadium
Tyler said her daughter mentioned the tree to her at least a dozen times.MORE NEWS: Oakland Ties 2020 Homicide Total in First 9 Months of 2021
The property owners were not available for comment Monday.