WHITTIER, Calif. (AP) – A 61-year-old woman killed when a tree fell on a wedding party at a California park Saturday has been identified as the mother of the bride.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has released the victim’s name as Margerita Mojarro, of San Pedro. Family members and friends confirmed to KCAL that Mojarro was the mother of the bride.READ MORE: Good Samaritan Helps Mother, Daughter After Moving Truck Crash Near Cal Expo
The group headed to Penn Park in Whittier just after the wedding to take pictures. The group was posing for photos when a large eucalyptus tree uprooted and crashed on them.
Several people were trapped under the tree and a 4-year-old girl suffered critical head trauma.READ MORE: Protesters Rally In Sacramento In Support Of Indian Farmers' Rights
The park has been closed indefinitely while the investigation continues.
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