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Falling Tree Chain Reaction Kills Brown County Park Guide

A series of two falling trees is responsible for the death of a trail guide at Brown County State Park.

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Officials say the first falling tree did not kill Chelsea Lovett, but hit a second tree which did take her life.

A woman is dead after she was hit by a falling tree while on a horseback ride in Brown County State Park Sunday.

Officials with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources say Chelsea Lovett, 20, of Granger had just begun a ride around 12:30 Sunday when a bizarre set of circumstances took her life.

A dead tree fell, striking a second tree, which fell in turn and struck Lovett, who was working as a trail guide at the park.  She was pronounced dead at the scene, while a second person was transported to a Bloomington hospital after being thrown from a horse that became spooked during the incident.

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