Woman dies after being hit by part of tree at Hocking Hills State Park

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LOGAN, Ohio (WCMH) — A woman was killed after being struck by a falling section of a tree at Hocking Hills State Park Monday.

UPDATEODNR: Group of people may be responsible for woman’s death in Hocking Hills

According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR), Victoria Schafer, 44, of Chillicothe, was on the stairs near Old Man’s Cave when she was struck by part of a tree.

The accident took place at approximately 5:30 p.m.

ODNR is investigating the incident.

ODNR was assisted at the scene by Hocking County EMS and Laurelville Fire Department.

It’s the second deadly incident in the state park in the last nine days. A man died after losing his footing near a trail last week.

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