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Woman dies on trail when hit by rock, ice

A Yosemite National Park visitor was killed at about 12:30 p.m. Feb. 24 on the Mist Trail.

Xuan Wang, 56, of Cupertino, was hiking on the trail when she was struck by falling rock and ice, and she succumbed to her injuries soon thereafter.

The Mist Trail, a popular route from Yosemite Valley to the top of Vernal Fall, is closed this time of year due to icy and hazardous conditions, according to a press release from the park office.

“The trail closure is clearly marked and there is a gate on the trail reminding visitors of the closure. Wang ignored the signs and went around the gate,” said information from the Park Service. The landslide occurred on the trail leading to Vernal Fall.

No further information will be released until the investigation is completed.”


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