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Falling tree crushes car, kills 4 family members

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GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A dead oak tree fell on top of a passing car, crushing the passenger compartment and killing a minister, his wife and two of their children.

"No wind. No storm. The chances of that tree falling at the time they were directly underneath it are astronomical," said Hancock County Sheriff Nick Gulling.

Authorities identified those killed in Monday's accident as Stan Jones, 47, Beth Jones, 39, and their children Tyler, 10, and Lauren, 6. A third child, 4-year-old Emily, survived the accident and was listed in fair condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.