New York City child killed by tree branch at campground
ALLOWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to determine what caused a tree branch to fall at a southern New Jersey campground, killing a 3-year-old New York City girl who was inside a tent.
State police announced Monday that Ellys Martinez, of the Bronx, died in Saturday’s accident at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Alloway Township.
Police say the girl was inside a tent with others when she was struck. She was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there a short time later.
Strong storms were passing through the state on that day, but it’s unclear whether the weather played a part in the accident.
No other injuries were reported in the accident.
This story has been corrected to show that Jellystone Park is located in Alloway Township, not Elmer.