Saturday 21 September 2019

Tragedy as mother of the bride dies after tree fell on wedding party

Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party (Photo: AP)
Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party (Photo: AP)
Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. (Photo: AP)

A mother of the bride died when a tree fell on a wedding party as they took wedding photos at a California park.

The 61-year-old woman 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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