A young girl, age 11, from Chicago’s Northwest suburbs was killed by a tree that fell on her tent during a storm overnight while she was camping with her family in Devil’s Lake State Park in Wisconsin.
first responders found the young girl and her father trapped under a tree that had fallen on their tent in the park near Baraboo, Wisconsin.
The girl did not survive. Her father and another camper, a 14 year-old boy who was fortunately unharmed, were taken to a nearby hospital where they were both treated and released.
One task of park personnel is to identify trees that may pose a risk of falling. Authorities are not currently releasing further information regarding this fatal accident. Meanwhile the investigation continues.