10.15.2018 | 9:15 AM | TUSTIN – Heavy winds were to blame after a massive eucalyptus tree collapsed, killing a woman as she sat inside her vehicle, Monday morning.
Officials responded at 9:15 AM to an apartment complex in the 14000 block of Red Hill Avenue in Tustin reference reports of a tree that had fallen onto a vehicle.
Firefighters arriving on scene found a large eucalyptus tree that had collapsed onto vehicle near the apartment’s carports.
Crews used chainsaws to make access to the vehicle however it was determined that the solo female occupant inside of the vehicle was deceased on scene.
Several wires were also downed as a result of the tree’s collapse, requiring crews to exercise caution to electrocution.
The collapse of the tree was attributed to heavy Santa Ana winds plaguing the southland.