Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

11-year-old Girl Killed, Mom Injured by Downed Tree


An 11-year-old girl died after a fallen tree crushed an SUV in Newburgh on Tuesday.

Police say it happened around 4:15 p.m. on Robinson Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they found the girl inside the vehicle, trapped by a tree that had been brought down by strong winds, police said.

Workers with the local fire department pulled the girl from the auto and rushed her to the hospital, but the girl did not survive.

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The child and her mother had arrived home and were unloading the auto when the wind caused a large tree to topple onto the vehicle, authorities said. The girl's mother suffered only minor injuries.

A man was also killed in Danbury, Connecticut when a tree fell onto the truck he was in.

In New York City, thousands of commuters were stranded in Grand Central Terminal after rail lines were temporarily suspended due to downed trees.

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