A Cupertino, Calif., woman who was hiking in Yosemite National Park died Sunday after being struck by falling rock and ice, park officials said.
Xuan Wang, 56, was hiking on Mist Trail, a popular path to the top of Vernal Fall that is closed this time of year because of icy conditions, when she was struck about 12:30 p.m., park officials said in a news release Monday.
“Wang ignored the signs, went around the gate and the incident happened on the trail leading to Vernal Fall,” the news release said.
“She succumbed to her injuries soon thereafter,” officials said.
Park officials are investigating.