11-year-old Girl Scout dies after tree falls on her in ‘freak accident’ at Indiana camp
PERRY COUNTY, Ind. — An 11-year-old Girl Scout died after a tree collapsed on top of her and three other children, according to WFIE.
Deputies responded at about 11:30 a.m. Monday after a tree fell on the scouts at Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana’s Camp Koch.
The campers were heading back to the mess hall from a hike when the tree came down.
WFIE reports 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer, of Jasper; Melinda Garmen, of Mt. Vernon; Judy Kicklighter, of Evansville; and a 10-year-old girl, of Boonville, were all seriously hurt.
Meyer, Kicklighter and Garmen were taken to hospitals.
Meyer later died.
Authorities described the event as a “freak accident” in a Tuesday press conference.