Woman Killed By a Fallen Tree in Yosemite National Park
Posted 03/07/2017

Woman Killed By a Fallen Tree in Yosemite National Park

A 20-year-old woman was killed by a fallen tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park Sunday.

Park officials believe the recent extreme weather had caused the tree to fall. However, they are not ruling anything out as they continue to investigate.

A Ponderosa tree fell and smashed onto the tent cabin around 10 a.m. The impact fatally injured the victim.

The park has an active hazardous tree program, where they cut down trees if they pose a danger. However, rangers know it’s impossible to predict when trees will fall.

Half Dome Village often houses employees and visitors. While the investigation is underway, the village will remain closed for the next several days.

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