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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fort Thomas Woman Killed After Tree Falls at Lookout Heights Civic Club

One woman was injured and another died Friday night after a tree fell on them at the Lookout Heights Civic Club.

The tree fell, trapping the pair, around 5:30. According to a news release from the Fort Wright Police Department, 32-year-old Heather McNamara died at the scene; 45-year-old Rebecca Wright was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center with critical injuries.

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The incident is considered accidental, police said.

The tree was reportedly old and dead and the incident is being called a "freak accident."

McNamara, was a 2004 graduate of Highlands High School in Fort Thomas.

Heather McNamara. Facebook. 
This is the second tragedy with similar circumstances in a matter of months that has affected the Fort Thomas community. In August, 15-year-old Michelle Chalk was struck and killed by a falling tree at a friend's home.

Chalk was sitting with another juvenile on a hammock between two trees when one of the trees collapsed on them. The second juvenile was not harmed.

PHOTO credit via FTM news partner, WCPO. 

1 comment:

  1. Ride along covert run pike and tower hill road. Note the fallen trees and crushed guardrails. Aged and leaning trees need to be safely removed.