A 7-year-old girl was killed while camping with family after a tree fell on their tent in Great Smoky Mountains National Park – CNN
A seven-year-old girl was killed when a tree fell on her tent at the Elkmont Campground in the Smoky Mountains. Her dad and two siblings were not hurt.
Authorities have released the name of the 9-year-old girl who died in Maine last week during a powerful storm.
A family was preparing to leave their campground when two large pine trees were uprooted by strong winds. One tree crushed their camper, while the other tree struck the vehicle occupied by Hallie, her younger sister, and her mother.
Hallie was an athlete who played basketball at the Maine Basketball Club gym in Lewiston. She was remembered for her “kind heart” and “bright smile”.
The fatal accident occurred on July 21 at Sebago Lake Campground in Standish. Multiple trees fell on the victim’s campsite, causing heavy damage to their camper and two vehicles.
A GoFundMe page set up to help the Oldham family said Hallie was a “beautiful living angel” who touched every life she met.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 520,000 acres and has 10 developed campgrounds with 1,000 campsites overall. A spokesperson for the park shared that this is the first instance of someone dying from a tree falling on their tent.
For more information on this story, please consider the news outlets listed below.
- A 7-year-old girl was killed while camping with family after a tree fell on their tent in Great Smoky Mountains National Park CNN
- 7-year-old Georgia girl dies when tree falls on tent at Elkmont Campground, rangers say WYFF News 4
- Young girl dies after tree falls on tent in Great Smoky Mountains National Park WKRC TV Cincinnati
- 7-year-old killed by falling tree WATE 6 On Your Side
- Girl dies after tree falls on tent in Great Smoky Mountains WSPA 7News
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