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Woman Struck By Falling Tree Dies in Yosemite National Park

YOSEMITE — A woman was struck and killed by a falling tree in Yosemite National Park on Sunday morning, Mar. 5.

The tragic accident occurred in Half Dome Village, in Yosemite Valley, at around 10 a.m., amid heavy snow and high winds, according to park officials.

Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 20, from Ceres, California was in the park working for a company contracted by the park concessionaire.

Half Dome Village, formerly Curry Village, is an area that has tent cabins and wooden cabins that are utilized by park visitors and park employees. The area was closed yesterday after the incident, but reopened to visitors this morning.

No further details regarding the incident are available at this time.

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