'I've never seen anything like this': 1 killed, 2 injured after Denny's … – USA TODAY

A 72-year-old woman was killed and her husband and daughter were injured Thursday after a Denny’s restaurant sign fell on their car in central Kentucky amid high winds.
The sign partially crushed the car after falling from a pole near a Denny’s parking lot in Elizabethtown, located about 45 miles south of Louisville.
A crane was used to remove the sign, which crews said weighed about 1.3 tons.
Authorities identify victims:
They had pulled off the highway while on their way home to Columbia from Louisville, Nichols said.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Elizabethtown Police Public Information Officer Chris Denham told the local news station WAVE, adding that he is “certain” wind was a factor in the incident.
A wind advisory was in effect Thursday afternoon with peak wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph, according to the National Weather Service in Louisville.
A Denny’s spokesperson said the company is aware of the incident.
“Safety is our top priority, and we are working with the authorities to better understand what led to this situation,” the restaurant chain said in a statement to USA TODAY.
“Our thoughts are with all of those involved,” it added.
Contributing: The Associated Press
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