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Husband of Portland woman killed by falling tree sues homeowners

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A woman was killed when a tree fell on a house in southeast Portland in December 2015 (KPTV file image) A woman was killed when a tree fell on a house in southeast Portland in December 2015 (KPTV file image)
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PORTLAND, OR (AP) -

The husband of a Portland woman killed when a tree slammed into their house has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of the home next door.

The lawsuit states that Dennis Elleson feared the Douglas fir would fall on his place in southeast Portland, and asked for it to be removed in early 2015.

The tree stood until December, when it crashed through the roof during a massive rainstorm and pinned Roberta Elleson while she was in bed. Besides her husband, she was survived by her three adult children and five grandchildren.

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Multnomah County seeks $3 million. The defendants could not immediately be reached for a response.

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