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Sun. 5:12pm: Rotted tree falls, kills 6-year-old girl

September 2, 2012
Tribune Chronicle |

COLUMBUS (AP) - Services are planned this week for a 6-year-old Ohio girl who was killed by a falling tree.

Jala Johnson, daughter of Eric and Lilly Johnson recently of Grove City, was visiting her grandmother in Morrow County on Thursday when the accident occurred.

The Columbus Dispatch reports the girl had gone outside to share candy with her brothers when a rotted tree about 5 feet in diameter fell across the driveway and onto the corner of the house. She was trapped underneath.

The residence was located on South Bloomfield Township Road 198, in the county's southeastern corner. The girl's brothers had left the area and weren't injured. Her parents were traveling in southern Ohio, the newspaper reports.

A funeral is scheduled Friday.



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