CLEVELAND -- A 14-year-old Ohio girl and her younger sister were crushed to death by falling bricks as they were lying in a backyard hammock, according to reports.
Scout Scaravilli, 14, left, and her 12-year-old sister Chasey. (Hathaway Brown School)
Hours after the incident they were pronounced dead at the hospital. Police were investigating.
Scout was the older girl; Chasey was 12. They were killed when a brick pillar collapsed, according to the station. The hammock had been tied to the pillar and a tree.
The girls were students Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights. Scout had finished the eighth grade. Chasey was two grades behind her.
“The entire HB community is saddened by the loss of the Scaravilli sisters; they will be greatly missed by so many friends, classmates, and teachers,” Hathaway Brown Head of School Fran Bisselle said in a statement obtained by Fox 8.
“Our thoughts and prayers are dedicated to their family,” she said.