Professor, Daughter Killed by Falling Tree

A woman killed when a tree struck her van in Montgomery County has been identified as a professor at Loyola College in Baltimore.

Police say 40-year-old Kelly M. Murray of Chevy Chase and her 7-year-old daughter were killed Friday on Connecticut Avenue near East-West Highway when a tree branch struck their vehicle. Murray and her daughter, Sloane, were pronounced dead at the scene.

Four other daughters, ranging in age from 10 months to 11 years old, and two of the girls' friends also were in the minivan as they returned from swim practice.

Murray was an associate professor of pastoral counseling at Loyola, where she had taught since 2001.