1 Dead, 5 Injured After Tree Falls On Wedding Party In Whittier – CBS Local


WHITTIER (CBSLA.com) —  One person is dead and as many as five others injured after a tree reportedly fell on a wedding party in Whittier.

One person at the scene was reported to be in cardiac arrest. It was unclear if that was the fatality.

Initial reports said the fallen tree had trapped as many as 20 people beneath it.

The incident happened at Penn Park late Saturday afternoon.

(credit: Facebook Live/Gilbert Duran)

Officials said the party was taking pictures at the time the tree fell.

Gilbert Duran was live on Facebook moments after the tree fell. He said he was taking pictures of a quinceanera party nearby when the tree fell.

At least two of the injuries were considered serious, officials said.

This is a breaking news story. New information will be added as it becomes available.

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