Updated: October 12, 2021 06:25 AM
Created: October 11, 2021 11:51 AM
SANTA FE N.M. – An Illinois family settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the National Park Service.
According to the Albuquerque Journal, the family of Beverly Modlin will receive $1 million from the lawsuit. Modlin, a grandmother, was killed by a falling tree as she was getting to her car at Bandelier National Monument in 2016.
The family claims the park knew about tree damage stemming from a lightning strike. A spokesman stated the Park Service has changed its protocols for how they monitor trees.
The lawsuit was filed in 2019.
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