A married couple with 5 youngsters died final week when their car was smashed by a falling redwood tree as they have been driving in California.
Jessica and Jake Woodruff — who have been celebrating Jessica’s 45th birthday with a highway journey — have been driving on Freeway 199 close to Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park when they have been killed by the 175-foot-tall tree, in line with police and a GoFundMe web page.
“This was a stunning and surprising occasion, and the tragedy of this accident makes it troublesome to simply accept as actual,” the GoFundMe web page reads.
“These youngsters are dealing with the devastating actuality of what was simply ripped from their lives in a cut up second,” it continues, including they’re dealing with a “lifetime of bills” with out their mother and father’ assist.
Authorities are investigating what brought on the tree to fall.
“It is a very forested space,” California Freeway Patrol spokeswoman informed SF Gate.
“Now we have timber all over the place. It’s in the center of the redwoods. It’s simply outdated progress and we do not know why the tree fell.”