NEWPORT, Wash. -- The Pend Oreille Sheriff's Office says an Idaho man was killed when a tree fell on his tent at the Stagger Inn Campground in eastern Washington.
The sheriff's office said in a prepared statement that 48-year-old Kyle L. Garrett of Sandpoint was found dead at the campsite Sunday night after the 200-foot tree fell on him. A 52-year-old female camper was also struck by the tree, and was being treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Jason Kirchner with the U.S. Forest Service said the wind storm caused numerous trees to weaken and fall in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. He said Forest Service workers are now assessing the developed campsites in the region to see if any need to be closed while hazardous trees are removed.