Woman Killed by Eucalyptus Tree Identified

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    A eucalyptus fell in Costa Mesa, crushing a vehicle.

    The driver who was killed Thursday in Costa Mesa by a eucalyptus tree has now been identified as 29-year-old Haeyoon Miller of Tustin.

    Miller was in her vehicle about 2 p.m. stopped at a red light on Irvine Boulevard when the tree fell from the center median, crushing her car and killing Miller. She was alone in her vehicle.

    A helicopter was called to the scene to help airlift Miller to a hospital but she was pronounced dead before it arrived.

    The tree is estimated to have been between 40- and 50-feet tall. The cause of the tree collapse was not released.