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Yosemite tree fall kills Ceres woman

Yosemite tree fall kills Ceres woman

Destiny Rose Texeira Borges (inset) of Ceres died Sunday morning when a tree crashed onto her tent in the former Curry Village camp of Yosemite National Park.

POSTED March 6, 2017 11:17 a.m.
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A Ceres woman was killed by a tree toppled by snow that fell on her tent in Yosemite Valley on Sunday morning.

Facebook posts indicated that the victim was Destiny Rose Texeira Borges, 21, of Ceres. Her post indicated that she was an auditor with RGIS in Modesto, which operates a concession in the park.

Borges was staying in Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park, which was formerly named Curry Village.

The tree crashed onto Borges' tent cabin at approximately 11 a.m. said Yosemite spokesperson Scott Gediman.

The heavy winter show and high winds increased the risk of falling trees. After the tree fell, rangers closed Curry Village and evacuated visitors. Park officials also closed Upper Pines and Camp 4 due to adverse weather conditions.

Around the same time as the Yosemite accident, various sections of Stanislaus County were pelted by hail.

A gofundme account was started to help the family deal with burial expenses. It is seeking $8,000 and is accessible at In the first hour 13 people had contributed $735.



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