California pair killed in Yosemite Nationwide Park rockslide identified by park officials

Officers have identified the two individuals who were killed by a rock slide in Yosemite Nationwide Park on Tuesday early morning.     According to a statement introduced by the Nationwide Park Provider, the victims have been determined as 51-12 months-previous Georgios Theocharous and 35-12 months-old Ming Yan, a married few from San Jose, California.The incident took area on El Portal Highway, in the vicinity of Significant Oak Flat Street at roughly 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
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(iStock)OREGON, WASHINGTON Hit WITH Fatal STORMS, FLOODINGThe section of Highway 140 hugs the Merced River on a single aspect and significant, rocky hills on the other facet. The highway qualified prospects to Yosemite Valley to the east and one of the park’s a few western entrances to the west.The couple’s Dodge Ram was hit by Rocks that fell from 1,000 ft above El Portal Road. The drive of the rockfall pushed their rented truck off the road and onto the embankment of the Merced River.Weighty RAIN SLAMS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, Top TO Prevalent Street CLOSURES AND EVACUATION ORDERSPark officers said about 185 tons of rock, in overall, ended up concerned in the rock slide, which affected 500 feet of the road. The cause of the rockfall stays under investigation by the Countrywide Park Assistance.The rock slide shut a portion of El Portal Street for several hrs, the National Park Provider said in a tweet. The street reopened the next day following the unpredicted tragedy.Click on Right here TO GET THE FOX News APP On Friday evening, the park announced one more closure at Major Oak Flat Street, east of Foresta, owing to one more rock fall incident. On Saturday afternoon, the park reopened the road.  Sarah Rumpf is a Fox News Digital Production Assistant. You can attain her on Twitter at @rumpfsarahc 

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