YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK (CBS/AP) — Officials say a 21-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.
Park spokesman Scott Gediman tells Sacramento television station KCRA the accident happened Sunday in the area formerly known as Curry Village. No other information about the victim was made public.READ MORE: San Jose Stoners Find Ways To Celebrate 4/20, Pandemic-Style
A windy, cold storm was sweeping through Northern California and dumped hail. Scattered showers are forecast for the region through Sunday.
Gediman says rangers closed the village and had visitors leave the area after the accident. Weather conditions were improving Sunday afternoon and rangers expected to reopen the area later in the day.READ MORE: Hope, Skepticism: Oaklanders Share Of Feelings About Guilty Verdict In George Floyd Murder Trial
Park officials also closed Upper Pines and Camp 4 because of the weather conditions. Those areas are expected to reopen Monday.
In December and January, at least two people in California were killed by falling trees. In January, one woman who struck and killed by a tree while walking on a Northern California golf course. In December, a woman posing for photographs as part of a wedding party was killed and five others were injured by a falling eucalyptus tree in Southern California.MORE NEWS: Plan To Let CA Politicians See Names On Recall Petitions Won't Move Forward
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