Girl Dies After Hammock Collapse at Purcellville Home

A family gathering at a Purcellville-area home turned tragic Saturday when two children were injured, one fatally, by a falling tree.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, a boy and girl at a home on St. Francis Court were in a hammock at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 when one of the trees holding it fell on top of them.

The girl was airlifted to Inova Fairfax Hospital, where she died. The boy also was transported to the hospital for treatment of injuries described as minor.

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