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Woman dies after limb from oak tree falls in Virginia park

June 28, 2019

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A branch from an oak tree has fallen and fatally struck a woman at a park in northern Virginia.

The Washington Post reports that the incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the Lucky Run Park in Arlington.

Authorities said the limb fell from an 80-foot tree. Firefighters responded and took the women to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman’s name was not released.

County officials said the death is being investigated. The county released a statement that said it “is heartbroken” over the loss.

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Information from: The Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com

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