FORT THOMAS, Ky. (AP) - A teenage girl in Kentucky was struck and killed by a tree that was supporting a hammock she was sitting in.
WCPO-TV reports that Capt. Steve Lumpp of the Fort Thomas Fire Department says the 15-year-old girl was sitting with a friend on a hammock that was tied between two trees Tuesday evening. One of the trees fell on the 15-year-old, killing her instantly.
The second girl wasn't hurt. Police haven't released the victim's name.
Authorities described the tree as old. It's unclear what caused the tree to collapse.
A vigil is planned for Wednesday morning at Highlands High School, where the teen was set to attend in the fall.
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