Tragic accident kills Princeton girl

A five-year-old girl was killed by a tree while out collecting firewood with her family in Princeton.

  • Mar. 20, 2012 11:00 a.m.

A five-year-old Princeton girl was killed by a tree while out collecting firewood with her family around 11 a.m. on March 18 near Iron Mountain Road in Princeton.

The young girl was sitting on the box of a pickup truck when a tree was accidently cut down in her direction, hitting her on the head.

She was rushed to Princeton Hospital, where she was pronounced dead after life saving measures failed to revive her.

The girl’s name is not being released at this time, but will be released later.

Princeton RCMP and BC Coroners Service are conducting a joint investigation.

Support for the family is being offered through Princeton RCMP victims services.