A 72-year-old woman was killed and two others injured when a Denny’s restaurant sign in Kentucky fell from its pole and crashed into an occupied car below.

Police responded to a Denny’s in the 2000 block of North Mulberry Street in Elizabethtown around 1:30 p.m. Thursday with a report of the downed sign.

The photos show the sign on top of a blue vehicle, crushing parts of the roof.

Rescuers pulled two women and a man from the rubble and transported them to local hospitals, where the 72-year-old victim died, Elizabethtown police said in a news release.

His identity has not been released pending family notification. The conditions of the other two victims were not immediately clear Friday morning.

What caused the sign to fall is under investigation, but police said high winds likely contributed to the incident.

«I can say with certainty that the wind was a factor. A very, very sad situation,» said Chris Denham, spokesman for the Elizabethtown police.

Peak wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph were observed in parts of Kentucky Thursday, the National Weather Service office in Louisville saying.

NBC News has reached out to Denny’s for comment.