PHILADELPHIA – A jogger wearing an iPod was killed in a Philadelphia park Wednesday night by a falling tree branch, days after a similar incident in New York's Central Park left a man in a coma.
Police have identified the latest victim as Katie Ladany, 23, of Montclair, N.J., according to MyFOXPhilly.com.
They say she was killed instantly in a freak accident while she was running alone in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park, one of the largest parks in the world.
Chief Inspector Scott Small said a 30-foot-long branch fell on Ladany from 50 feet above.
Police say it's possible she didn't hear the branch breaking because she was listening to music on an iPod, which was still playing when they arrived.
Someone called 911 but didn't stay with Ladany until police got to the scene, Small said. The victim had "head injuries, what appears to be a broken neck and a compound fracture of her right leg," he said.
Last week, a Manhattan computer engineer walking to work through Central Park was hit on the head by a 100-pound rotted tree branch. His mother said over the weekend he was getting better.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.