A teenage ballet dancer, who was resting at her friend’s house in a hammock, has died after a tree fell on her.
Michelle Chalk, a 15-year old from Kentucky, died instantly after being crushed by the tree. Fox 19 reported that her friend was also sitting on the hammock with her, but was not injured.
Chalk was an aspiring dancer who trained at Cincinnati Ballet for many years, and was due to start school at Highlands High School in late August. She danced since 3 years old, and took part in Cincinnati Ballet’s ‘Nutcracker’ every year since 2013, reports the Daily Mail.
It’s not clear how or why the tree fell, as it was old, but wasn’t described as sickly.
Our thoughts are with Chalk’s family at this time.