Fatality Reported After Large Tree Branch Falls on Crowd During Fireworks Display

Towards the end of a fireworks show in Rock Island, Illinois,  a large tree branch fell killing one and injuring five others, according to the Rock Island Sheriff.

Witnesses on scene stated that individuals had been sitting on the lawn of the courthouse, beneath the tree branch, to watch the fireworks when witnesses heard loud cracking and loud screaming.

What caused the tree branch to fall has not been determined.

Source: 1 dead, 5 injured after Rock Island Courthouse tree branch falls

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