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Yingyi Li, pictured here with her husband, Aleksandar Dikov, was six months pregnant when she was killed by a falling tree in Kissena Park on August 4.

The family of the pregnant woman killed by a felled tree in Kissena Park plans to sue the city, their lawyers said.

Ying Yi Li-Dikov, 30, who was six months pregnant with a baby girl, was sitting on a bench on August 4 when a 50-foot oak tree snapped eight feet from the ground and struck her from behind, city officials said.
Lawyers said an investigation is ongoing, but they anticipate a lawsuit.

“It boils down to negligent maintenance of the trees in the park,” said attorney Stefano Filippazzo.

The family released a statement through their lawyers saying Ying Yi and her unborn daughter “are now peacefully at rest.”

“The family of Mrs. Dikov wishes to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support during this incredibly difficult time,” the statement said. “Please continue to keep them in their prayers as they now begin the long journey of healing.”

 

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