Several People Injured After Tree Falls During West Philadelphia High School Reunion Party

  • Source: KYW-TV CBS 3 Philadelphia
  • Published: 08/07/2022 12:13 PM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A chaotic scene unfolded at a high school reunion after a tree fell on partygoers. The fallen tree at Fairmount Park injured at least eight people. “All of a sudden, we heard this ‘Crack, crack, crack,’ a sound I never heard before,” Charles Miller, a West Philadelphia High School graduate, said. “And we thought a couple branches was falling, but it was the whole tree.” Video and pictures captured by eyewitnesses show the panic and chaos at Fairmount Park after a large tree landed on a group of guests at the annual West Philadelphia High School alumni weekend. “You couldn’t see because of the tree,” Darylynn Smoot, a West Philly High alumna, said. “The tree branches, they cut a lot of it off. All the trees and stuff was all over everybody. So they had to literally lift the trees up and start moving the trees.”


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