Spuyten Duyvil woman killed by a fallen tree


A 59-year-old woman was killed and a 72-year-old woman was injured Monday at an apartment complex in Spuyten Duyvil after a tree fell on the pool they were in.

When police arrived at the pool attached to River Terrace Apartments a little after 1:30 pm, officers observed both women were unconscious and unresponsive.

The 59-year-old, later identified as Donna Douglas, was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. Douglas had been a resident of the 18-story building.

The other was rushed to Allen Pavilion Hospital in critical but stable condition. The New York Police Department has not released the second victim’s name.

According to Gothamist, the police placed a vacate order for the area surrounding the pool and are requesting an inspection of the property.