LAKE WORTH BEACH, Florida (WESH) — A 9-year-old girl has died after officials say she was crushed by a falling palm tree.
According to WPBF, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports the girl and her friends were playing on a strap between two large palm trees at the Smith Farm neighborhood in Lake Worth.
One of the trees fell, collapsing on the girl and injuring a boy she was playing with.
The girl was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Deputies are still conducting a death investigation, but the incident appears to be accidental, according to the sheriff’s office.
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