GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A man says a tree has fallen on his North Carolina home and killed his wife.

News outlets report 30-year-old Erin Beebe was killed while she and her husband slept in their bedroom early Sunday.

Her husband Charlie Beebe tells WGHP-TV he heard a crash and realized branches surrounded him. Beebe says he tried to save his wife after wiggling his arms free. He says that before jumping out a second-story to escape he reached for his wife's hand but it was limp.

Police spokesman Ron Glenn tells the Winston-Salem Journal that Beebe died at the scene. He says what caused the tree to fall is unclear.

Beebe says his wife worked for a local United Way and his family has partnered with it to raise funds in her honor.