10-year-old girl dies in freak accident during camping trip

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WISCONSIN (WGN) — A tragedy at a family camp-out in Wisconsin claimed the life of a 10-year-old suburban girl.

The girl’s father was there and describes the accident “freakish” and “bizarre.”


Allison was camping with her family when the tree branch fell on top of her. (Photo: WGN)

“I have that sound of that tree indelibly etched in my mind,” said Kevin Spahr, a grieving father remarkably composed just a day after losing the youngest of his five children.

Allison Spahr was only 10 years old. He can’t get the sound of the trees above them out of his head — trees that killed his young daughter.

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