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When Wedding Prep Ended, Bridesmaid Was Dead

Heather McNamara killed by falling tree in Kentucky

(Newser) - A few weeks before she was to walk down the aisle as bridesmaid at her friend's wedding, Heather McNamara's father passed away. It was only the first tragedy to befall the circle of friends before the nuptials could take place, reports WLWT . As the wedding party took a... More »

Mom, Kids Hit by Falling Tree in NYC. Now She's Suing

Anne Monoky Goldman seeks $200M in damages

(Newser) - A woman hospitalized after she was hit by a falling tree while protecting her three young sons is suing New York City and the Central Park Conservancy for $200 million, WABC reports. According to ABC News , 39-year-old Anne Monoky Goldman was pushing two of her children, ages 4 and 2,... More »

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 »

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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