One woman was killed and five more were injured after a large tree fell on a wedding party who were doing a photoshoot in a Whittier, California park Saturday afternoon.
According to a statement from the Whittier Police Department, authorities responded at 4:30 p.m. to a report that a large eucalyptus tree split in two and landed on several people.
Those who were injured were taken to local hospitals, and one 4-year-old female "in critical condition as a result of head trauma" was taken to a trauma center.
Of the six victims, one "succumbed to their injuries." Officials did not reveal the identity of the dead victim, only noting it was an "older woman."
However, a family friend told NBC4 it was the mother of the bride. So awful.
Aside from the small child, who was transported to the trauma center, all other injuries reported were "minor scrapes and bruises."
In a press conference held on Saturday night, an official from the Los Angeles County Fire Department said truck and engine companies used chainsaws to free those trapped under the tree, explaining: