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Relaxing Evening in Hammock Turns Tragic for Ky. Teen

Michelle Chalk, 15, killed by falling tree

(Newser) - A Kentucky teen who was set to start her freshman year in high school this fall instead met a tragic fate this week while hanging out with a friend. Michelle Chalk, 15, was lounging in a hammock positioned between two trees in a friend's Fort Thomas backyard Tuesday when... More »

Falling Tree Killed Mother of the Bride

Injured 4-year-old is improving, say relatives

(Newser) - The woman who died when a tree uprooted and fell on a wedding party in a California park on Saturday has been identified as the mother of the bride. Authorities say 61-year-old Margarita Mojarro of San Pedro was pronounced dead at the scene in Whittier's Penn Park. Up to... More »

As They Took Wedding Photos, a Tree Fell, Killed 1

Tragedy in Whittier, California

(Newser) - "It’s just again showing that the vegetation in southern California is still very stressed from the drought we’ve had for five years." So said LA County Fire Department Deputy Chief John Tripp in the wake of a Saturday tragedy in Whittier, reports USA Today : A family... More »

Falling Tree Kills Husband, Wife in Car

They were driving in Massachusetts

(Newser) - The spring storm that brought wind and snow to New England also took a quick and devastating toll on one Massachusetts family: A husband and wife were killed when a tree fell on their car Sunday morning. Authorities say Franklin Teixeira, 49, and his wife, Manuela, 51, were driving in... More »

Woman Killed in Bed by Falling Tree, Husband Trapped

'Get me the hell out of here'

(Newser) - A 90-foot tree fell on a home in suburban Philadelphia early Friday, killing a woman in her bed and trapping her husband beside her for hours before he could be rescued, authorities said. The tree apparently came down on the split-level home at about 6am local time, but rescue units... More »

Falling Tree Kills Camp Counselor Near Yosemite

Staff members were eating breakfast outside at the time

(Newser) - Staff members at a summer camp near Yosemite National Park were having breakfast outdoors yesterday when they felt what the parent of one counselor described as an earthquake. About 40 feet of a large, 53-inch diameter black oak tree snapped off and came crashing down from 32 feet up, killing... More »

East Coast Storm's Death Toll: 9

6 killed by falling trees in Virginia

(Newser) - The violent storms that battered the eastern US last night have taken a heavy toll: Authorities say at least nine people are dead. NBC Washington reports that Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell joined West Virginia in declaring a state of emergency this morning and confirmed that six people in his state... More »

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