A Young Girl Dies in the Great Smoky Mountains After a Tree Falls on Family’s Tent

A Young Girl Dies in the Great Smoky Mountains After a Tree Falls on Family’s Tent

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers say a seven-year-old girl from Georgia has died after a tree fell on the family’s tent in Elkmont Campground.

The other family members, including father and two siblings, were not injured when the tree fell early this morning (Wednesday). The large red maple, was approximately two feet in diameter.

At this time, the affected campsite and adjacent campsites are closed. Elkmont Campground remains open.

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