Bay Area woman killed by falling ice, rocks in Yosemite
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (KTVU) - A Cupertino woman hiking in Yosemite National Park was killed on Sunday, after being struck by falling rock and ice on a closed trail.
The National Park Service identified the victim as 56-year-old Xuan Wang.
Park officials said it happened at about 12:30 p.m. on the popular Mist Trail which connects Yosemite Valley to the top of Vernal Fall. The trail is closed this time of year because of icy conditions and the threat of falling debris.
The park noted that the trail closure is clearly marked, and there is a gate to try and prevent visitors from entering the area.
"Wang ignored the signs, went around the gate and the incident happened on the trail leading to Vernal Fall," park officials said.
The investigation is ongoing and park officials said no further information will be released at this time.