CHRISTIANA, Tenn. (WTVF) - Two dogs have been reunited with their family after a deadly tornado ripped through Rutherford County.
An EF-2 tornado, with winds of up to 135 mph, struck the Christiana community early Tuesday morning – marking the first fatality from a November tornado in Middle Tennessee since 2002.
Angie Walker was killed when the tornado flipped her home onto its roof. The 41-year-old was an adjunct psychology professor at Middle Tennessee State University and a mother of two.
She was married to Scott Walker, president of Murfreesboro news radio station WGNS.
Early Tuesday, Sky 5 flew over the devastation and spotted a dog running near the rubble.
#UPDATE: Many of you saw our heartbreaking video of dog running near the rubble left behind by this mornings storms. A Rutherford Co. Sheriffs Deputy confirmed the dog, along with another, belonged to Angie Walker, the woman killed in the storm. Both dogs are with family now. https://t.co/lwHKIv8hUH— Eric Hilt NewsChannel 5 (@ericmhilt) November 6, 2018
A Rutherford County sheriff’s deputy later confirmed the dog, along with another, belonged to Walker. Both dogs were reunited with their family.
The Christiana tornado was one of seven to hit the area this week.
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