Local Woman Dies Due to a Fall


Published on July 16 2013 11:07 am
Last Updated on July 16 2013 4:00 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Authorities say a local woman has died due to injuries received in a fall.

91-year-old Helen Lavon Wendte of Effingham fell at her residence and sustained a head injury.  She was taken to the ER at St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital in Effingham and died there.

Effingham County Coroner Duane Guffey was called to the hospital late Monday night to investigate the death.  No foul play is suspected.

An investigation continues by the Coroner's Office and the Effingham Police Department.