God, this is awful news. Molly Glynn, an actress on Chicago Fire, was killed this weekend during a freak storm while on a bike ride with her husband. The pair were apparently 25 miles into their ride on a route they often took when a storm came out of nowhere and a tree fell on her.
From The Chicago Tribune:
Glynn, 46, was riding her bike about 3 p.m. Friday with her husband, fellow theater actor Joe Foust, when the pair were caught in the fast-moving afternoon storm, Foust said in a Facebook message today. Heavy winds uprooted a tree onto the path where she was riding in Erickson Woods near Northfield, authorities said.
Foust, 45, said he and Glynn would bike frequently together. On Friday, they were riding on their favorite biking trail, the North Branch, and were about 25 miles into the ride, heading south on the trail, when the weather suddenly changed around 3 p.m. as they approached Willow Road.
“It was harsh and quick,” said Foust, who has been married to Glynn for about four years.
Glynn, who was riding behind Foust, yelled that the two should take cover. A split second later, Foust said he heard a loud crack and saw a tree fall down behind him in the rear-view mirror of his bicycle. One of the branches hit Foust’s back, but he said he is doing fine.
He said Glynn wore a helmet.
How terrible. The pair are parents to two teenage boys, a 17-year-old and a 13-year-old. It’s crazy how things like this can happen out of nowhere. Such a shame for her and her family.