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Reports: Mother of bride ID'd as victim of falling tree


              Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif., Saturday, ...

              Wedding party members walk away as Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding pa...

              People close to the wedding party embrace as Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a ...

              Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif., Saturday, ...

Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif., Saturday, ...

Wedding party members walk away as Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding pa...

People close to the wedding party embrace as Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a ...

Los Angeles County Fire Dept. firefighters work at the scene where a large tree fell on a wedding party in Whittier, Calif., Saturday, ...

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 KABC-TV and KNBC-TV that Mojarro was the mother of the bride.

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.

The park has been closed indefinitely while the investigation continues.


Updated : 2021-04-16 22:14 GMT+08:00