A tree branch fell on 33 year-old Karla Riccuitti of Union City, NJ and her baby girl yesterday as they posed for a picture outside Central Park Zoo. 6 month-old Gianna Riccuitti was killed, and her mother was seriously injured as the father looked on.
Witness Perry Hanson told the Post:
We heard a large thump and turned around and saw a large branch had fallen on a woman... There wasn't any wind - it's a beautiful day. It was very freaky.
Riccuitti was the second person killed this year by falling tree limbs in Central Park.