Victim of fallen tree identified by familyDiana Olidinchuk was a twin
The name of the 17-year-old killed by a falling tree at Meadowdale Beach Park has been identified by family members as Diana Olidinchuk.
A GoFundMe page has been created at gofundme.com/dianaolidinchuk.
"I am saddened to say that this afternoon we learned that our darling cousin Diana passed away at the age of 17 due to a tragic accident," the page reads.
"She was at a local park with friends when a 3 large evergreen trees fell and one ended up hitting and crushing her. There was no warning or notice to even react. We the relatives and the family is still in shock and not even sure what to do next. No one ever though that she would go so young and we are all trying to rely on each other for help and support.
"I am starting this fund raiser for the family to help pay for the funeral costs that came unexpectedly and to also help the family support and cope with the loss of one of their twin daughters."
According to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office, it was just after 3 p.m. when the tree struck the girl while she was hiking with friends at the park.
A small portion of the park is located within Edmonds city limits, but the majority is in unincorporated Snohomish County.
The Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office reports that the earliest it will release the official identification of the victim, along with the cause of death, is 4 p.m. Monday, March 13.