A 29-year-old Weymouth woman died after a carport collapsed on top of her this afternoon, authorities said.
A South Shore Hospital spokeswoman said late this afternoon that Jenna Flaherty had died in the collapse, which happened shortly before 2 p.m. on Harlem Road.
She was sitting on the stairs, talking on the phone on the porch, and it just fell on her,” said a neighbor, Rose Lanahan, 77, in a telephone interview. “We have piles of snow that are 4 feet high, and it had a pretty steep roof.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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