"The Sheetrock and insulation -- all that came down on me. I mean the whole ceiling fell, " Butler, 68, told the AJC Thursday following her release from Atlanta Medical Center, where she was taken for head and neck injuries she suffered when the ceiling collapsed at the Vesta Gardens apartments on Washington Road.
Her son, J.C. Butler, said he was cleaning the bathroom when he heard ‘boom, boom, boom, boom' coming from his mother's room. He found her buried in the Sheetrock and she wasn't moving, he said. Butler ran to his neighbor and called for help. Carrie Butler was transported to Atlanta Medical Center.