20-year-old killed after being struck by falling palm tree

- A woman lying in a hammock was killed in a freak accident at Egmont Key Park Saturday afternoon. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Isabel Melendez was killed after being struck by a falling palm tree while she was lying in a hammock at the state park. 

Deputies say she was transported to Bayfront Hospital in St. Petersburg where she latter died. 

Investigators say the death does not appear to be suspicious. 

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