Boulder rolls into Utah home, crushing woman
ST. GEORGE, Utah (WHDH) -- A Utah woman's dream turned into a nightmare when she's crushed by a boulder rolling into her house.
She and her family had moved to the picturesque mountain-side home for the beauty.
Instead, it turned into an emergency in just a matter of moments.
One second she was asleep the next, she was being rushed to the hospital crushed by a boulder.
"It was a boulder coming through the bedroom,” said husband Scot Denhalter.
Quite a wake-up call at three in the morning, Wanda Denhalter was asleep when the unthinkable happened.
"Rolled down into our bedroom onto my wife's side of the bed, crushed the bed and hurt my wife. The neighbor down the street said he could hear her screaming,” said Denhalter.
In shock and injured, somehow she managed to find her phone and call 911.
Her husband Scot was at their son's home nearby when police found him.
"The officer told me she had been in an accident - and she just bought a car, and that's what I thought had happened. An unfamiliar vehicle and that she'd had a smash up or something,” said Denhalter.
But that wasn't the case.
"It took me awhile to kind of get my arms around it."
Wanda suffered a broken jaw, cracked sternum and a large gash - but she's lucky this wasn't worse.
"With her jaw wired shut, I'm probably not going to get the full story for a few weeks,” said Denhalter.
Scot says when they bought their home beneath the ridge in St. George, Utah, he liked the shade it provided in the summer, but warned his wife about something like this happening.
"That ridge up there bothers me. You know, you could have a big boulder snap and come down and go right through the house and she said that would never happen,” said Denhalter.
A case of "I told you so?"
"It's just going to be she needs to listen to the prophetic musings of her husband,” said Denhalter.
Wanda Denhalter is expected to be okay.