One woman dies and others are hospitalized after tree fell on wedding guests as they lined up for a group photoBy Mason White 3:47 PM December 19, 2016
|The bride and groom before the accident|
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A bride and groom were left distraught after one of their wedding guests died and many others were injured while taking photos.
Rescue workers were called at 4:30 p.m. to the Whittier’s Penn Park in California, after a huge tree fell and landed on the wedding guests as they lined up for a group photo.
Firefighters used electric saws to cut the 100-foot tall tree into pieces to free those who were trapped underneath.
One woman, who was identified by witnesses as the mother of the bride, died. A four-year-old girl is in critical condition after suffering head trauma, according to Whittier police.
Five other wedding guests suffered injuries and were transported to a hospital for treatment.
The park is now closed as investigators try to figure out why the tree fell.