Two Canton, Massachusetts, residents are dead after separate incidents involving snow-laden tree limbs falling on them.
A 48-year-old man and 6-year-old girl were killed by falling tree limbs after the recent snow accumulation, NECN has reported. Police have warned people to stay inside until the snow clears from tree branches.
Kaleigh Kenyon, the 6-year-old who died from a falling limb, was struck while playing in the snow with her brother and father Friday afternoon, according to Fox.
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"That smile is what she was. She lit up the sky. She would run to you. She would tackle you with her hugs," Kenyon’s aunt, Laurie Moore, said to Fox.
Hours later, a 48-year-old man died while clearing a makeshift backyard hockey rink late Friday night when a branch fell from approximately 40-50 feet up and landed on him, NECN added.
Crews spent Saturday clearing trees that looked to have an unsafe snow accumulation, and in some cases, roads were closed, Fox reported.
"It’s so random and coincidental," Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody said to NECN. "It's hard to figure out, and I don't know that we will."