Falling pine tree kills woman, injures girl

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Associated Press

Posted on August 6, 2012 at 8:22 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 6 at 10:14 AM

HOUSTON  -- Investigators say a woman has been killed and a girl hurt by a falling pine tree in a Houston-area neighborhood.

The Harris County Constable’s Office says the accident happened Sunday night during a family gathering in a backyard. Authorities say the tree was outside the fence surrounding a house, which also was damaged.
Authorities are trying to determine what caused the tree to fall.
Lt. Kenneth Key says family members heard a loud popping as the tree came down. Key says a woman who was struck died of her injuries. The injured girl was transported to a hospital. Details on her condition weren’t immediately available.
Names of the pair have not been released.

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