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Thursday 25 May 2017

Woman killed in wedding party tree fall was mother of bride

The family had gone into the park to take some pictures, authorities said
The family had gone into the park to take some pictures, authorities said

A 61-year-old woman who died when a tree fell on a wedding party at a California park has been identified as the mother of the bride.

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office released the victim's name as Margerita Mojarro, of San Pedro.

Family members and friends confirmed that Ms Mojarro was the mother of the bride.

The group had gone to Penn Park in Whittier just after the wedding to take pictures on Saturday. The group was posing for photos when a large eucalyptus tree uprooted and crashed on them.

Several people were trapped underneath the tree and a four-year-old girl suffered critical head trauma.

The park has been closed indefinitely while the investigation continues.

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