Woman killed Sunday afternoon by falling tree ID'd

Woman killed Sunday afternoon by falling tree ID'd

MASSILLON, OH (WOIO) - A Stark County woman was killed when the top of a tree fell on her Sunday afternoon.

Massillon Fire says Rachel Schmidt of Perry Township was on the walking trail inside South Sippo Park, on Tremont Ave. SE, when the tree fell.

The woman was still breathing when emergency services arrived. She died at Affinity Medical Center after being transported there.

Officials believe wind gusts may have played a role.

The accident remains under investigation.

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