Tree Falls on Wedding Party, Killing 1, Injuring 5

A wedding party was taking photos in Whittier, California, when a 100-foot eucalyptus tree crashed down and killed one person and injured at least five others, police say.
1:55 | 12/19/16

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Thank you. What a case. Now to a tragic accident at a wedding in California, where a tree came crashing down as the wedding party posed for photos, killing one person. Reporter: This morning, a woman killed and a child in critical condition after this giant tree came crashing down on top of them at a wedding party. We just watched some little kids go flat under the tree. It's crazy. They were just running for their life. Reporter: Moments before tragedy struck, the group was celebrating. Taking wedding photos under a 100-foot-tall eucalyptus tree. It comes down. They're take pictures. The tree collapsed. Reporter: Several family members trapped underneath the tree. Police and firefighters scrambling to rescue the victi victims. Respond to the person trapped incident. Reporter: Emergency crews using chain saws to cut aw branches. While members of the wedding party waited and prayed. One victim receiving cpr at the scene. A lady with a little baby. And I didn't know what to do but she was screaming. Reporter: Five people rushed to the hospital including a 4-year-old girl. Now fighting for for her life, suffering from a serious head injury. Officials investigating what caused the tree to fall. Saying long-term drought followed by heavy rains affected the tree's health. We have seen this happen. Trees are stressed. And as noted, we did have a large amount of rain. So there's some reason at the that tree failed. Reporter: The tree is right there. You can see authorities have cut off all the branches. The debris field covers a half an ager. That would have been hard for anyone to escape. Thank you, kayna. Coming up on the big board.

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