First death reported from California earthquake

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sheriff’s officials have reported the first death linked to last month’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake in California’s wine country.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Office says 65-year-old Laurie Anne Thompson was struck in the head by a television while at her Napa home during the Aug. 24 quake. She did not go to the hospital until the next day when she felt dizzy and experienced a decline in mental function.

Sheriff’s officials say she died Friday of an intracranial hemorrhage.

The earthquake did not claim any other lives, but left scores of people injured, among them a 13-year-old boy who broke his pelvis in several places when part of a chimney collapsed on him.

The quake caused extensive damage in the Napa Valley and the nearby city of Vallejo.

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