Girl Scout killed in ‘freak accident’ at camp identified


The name of the Girl Scout who died after a tree fell on her at Girl Scout camp has been released.

The Perry County Sheriff’s Office says the victim is identified as 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer of Jasper.

The sheriff’s office said they received a call at around 11:30 yesterday morning that a tree had fallen on campers at Camp Koch in Cannelton.

The Perry County Sheriff, Austin Malone, describes it as a freak accident.

According to the sheriff’s office, the tree was estimated to be 40 feet tall.

Isabelle and 3 other people, Melinda Garmen of Mt. Vernon, Judy Kicklighter of Evansville and a 10-year-old girl from Booneville were seriously hurt.

The other girls injured are in stable condition.

Sheriff Malone says nobody is really prepared to respond to an incident like this.

The camp is closed until further notice. The Perry County Sheriff’s office was assisted by Indiana State Police, Perry County EMS, Perry County Rescue, Tell City Police Department, Central Dispatch, and Spencer County EMS.

Sheriff Malone says the Girl Scouts of Southwest were extremely helpful and cooperative throughout the investigation.


ORIGINAL STORY: posted by Zack Reuber

The names of the four involved in the fallen tree incident that took the life of one 11-year old Girl Scout and injured three others at Camp Koch have been released.

11-year old Isabelle Meyer of Jasper has passed away due to injuries she received during the incident yesterday.

Another 10-year old female was injured during the incident. She has since been treated and released from Perry Country Memorial Hospital.

Melinda Garman of Mt. Vernon was also injured in the incident. She was transported immediately to a hospital in Owensboro, Kentucky.

Finally, Judy Kicklighter of Evansville was initially transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital and then to a hospital in Evansville.

We will have more on this story as it becomes available.

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