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Fallen branch kills hiker in Ohio state park

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Oct 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-19 19:06:11-04

LOUDONVILLE, Ohio — Authorities say a Columbus woman died after she was struck by a fallen branch in an Ohio state park.

The incident happened Sunday as 57-year-old Shelley Miller explored Mohican State Park.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says Miller was hiking along the Hemlock Gorge Trail when the branch came down.

Miller was pronounced dead at the scene by the Ashland County Coroner’s Office.

Officials are investigating the incident.