Storm takes life of beloved retired teacher

Tree slams into home south of Mill Hall

A huge evergreen smashed into Frank and Kathy Dwyer's house along Noll Lane south of Mill Hall last night, causing significant damage and propelling Frank out of the home. He later died. (Photo by Lana Muthler/The Express).

MILL HALL – A Mill Hall area man was killed last night after a tree felled by wind and heavy rain crashed into his home just off Route 64.

Authorities had not officially identified the victim as of this morning, but family members at the scene confirmed to The Express that it was Frank Dwyer, a beloved retired teacher in the Keystone Central School District.

Dwyer’s wife, Kathy, said Frank was in a second floor bedroom latching windows amid heavy rainfall and high winds about 10:15 p.m. when a large tree came crashing into the second floor. The impact propelled Dwyer out of the home and he landed on his back on the driveway, his wife said. Initially, she couldn’t find Frank and sought help from neighbors. They then found Dwyer on the driveway. He was rushed to Williamsport Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. Family members were notified and on their way, she said.

The Dwyers’ home is located along Noll Drive, just off of Nittany Valley Drive, or Route 64, in Porter Township, Clinton County.


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