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TROOPER KEITH LEARY / WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tree section falls in wind, kills girl

Windy weather on Christmas Day claimed the life of a 9-year-old girl on Whidbey Island when a large tree branch, estimated at about a foot in diameter, fell on a Ford Explorer just before 1 p.m. in the 7600 block of Bailey Road in Clinton, Island County, said Trooper Keith Leary.