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Utah woman killed by tree falling in storm

Jul 19, 2023, 10:18 PM | Updated: Jul 20, 2023, 3:17 pm

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CLEARFIELD, Utah — A woman was killed along the Rio Grande Trail when a tree fell and crushed her.

According to Clearfield Police Assistant Chief Devin Rogers, at approximately 7:18 p.m. the 68-year-old woman was riding her bike along the Rio Grande Trail in the Clearfield/Clinton stretch when a tree fell on her.

The woman was identified in a release from Clearfield Police Department as Rosario Bautista from Clearfield, Utah.

The tree fell between 200 South and 300 North along the trail in Clearfield.

Rogers said they don’t know the exact cause of the tree falling, but that there were high winds in the area at that time.

She sustained traumatic injuries and was pinned under the tree.

Authorities were able to free her from under the tree and transport her to the hospital. Unfortunately, the woman succumbed to her injuries and died at the hospital.

“The incident is still being investigated but initial information suggests this was a tragic accident” the release said.

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