Woman Killed When Tree Falls on Wedding Party at Whittier Park ID’d

Six people were also hurt in the incident, including a 4-year-old girl who critically injured after suffering head trauma, according to the Whittier Police Department, which responded to the scene along with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One person was killed and six others injured, including a young girl, when a tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier on Dec. The remaining six people who were trapped beneath the fallen branches were rescued by firefighters. It was not immediately known what caused the large tree to fall, but a neighbor told KTLA a similar thing happened in the area last year. KTLA’s Meghan McMonigle contributed to this story. 33.974632

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Woman Killed, 5 Injured After Large Tree Falls on Wedding Party in Whittier Park (Credit: KTLA)
The San Pedro resident died after a eucalyptus tree split in two and landed on the group as they were taking wedding photos around 4:30 p.m. Firefighters were using chainsaws to cut branches of a tree that fell on a wedding party on Dec. (Credit: KTLA)
Several victims were able to free themselves with help from others, including attendees of a nearby party who came rushing to their aid. The woman killed when a large tree fell on a wedding party at a Whittier park over the weekend was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office Monday as 61-year-old Margarita Mojarro. Saturday at Penn Park, located at 13950 Penn St., witnesses and fire officials said. The park was closed amid the cleanup and investigation. 17, 2016. 17, 2016. The rest of the victims sustained minor injuries and were treated at area hospitals.