Woman Killed By Falling Tree At Yosemite Was Park Employee

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (AP) — Yosemite National Park has reopened an area where a woman was struck and killed by a ponderosa pine tree on Sunday.

Park spokesman Scott Gediman says the accident happened Sunday in Half Dome Village, the area formerly known as Curry Village.

It’s an area that has tent cabins and wooden cabins that are utilized by park visitors and park employees, but no one else was injured in the accident Sunday.

Authorities have also identified the woman who was killed as 20-year-old Destiny Rose Texeira Borges of Ceres, California.

She was in Yosemite working for a company contracted by the park concessioner amid heavy snow and high winds.

Gediman says the last time someone was killed by a tree was in August 2015 when two Southern California teens were killed by an oak tree that fell on them.

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