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Columbus woman dead after being struck by falling branch at Mohican State Park

The woman was hiking on a trail around 3 p.m Sunday when a tree branch fell and hit her, according to ODNR. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

ASHLAND COUNTY, Ohio — A Columbus woman died Sunday after being hit by a tree branch that fell while she was hiking at Mohican State Park in Ashland County.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources said the woman was hiking on a trail around 3 p.m when she was struck. 

ODNR officers and the Ashland County coroner responded and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner's office identified the victim as 57-year-old Shelley Miller. 

The Ashland Times-Gazette reported that Miller was hiking on the Hemlock Gorge Trail, which follows the north bank of the Clear Fork through the park.

ODNR is investigating the incident.

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