Two people killed from falling tree branch in Rock Island

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Two people are dead and five others are injured after a tree branch fell on them during a Fourth of July celebration in Rock Island.

It happened at the Rock Island County Courthouse Tuesday night. According to witnesses, the branch fell without warning.

Some people, who were sitting underneath the tree, were able to get out of the way while others were trapped underneath.

Authorities say 61 year-old Daniel Mendoza and 72 year-old Lawrence Anderson were killed.

A 21 year-old pregnant woman was among those injured. Deputies say she delivered the baby after the incident and they’re both in good health.

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