The name of the Girl Scout who died after a tree fell on her in Perry County has been released.

The sheriff’s office says the victim has been identified as 11-year-old Isabelle Meyer, of Jasper.


The Perry County Sheriff’s Office said in a press conference they received a call around 11:30 a.m yesterday. 

Monday that a tree had fallen on campers at Camp Koch, which is just outside Cannelton.

Isabelle and three other people, Melinda Garmen, of Mt. Vernon, Judy Kicklighter, of Evansville, and a 10-year-old girl from Boonville, were seriously hurt.

Isabelle and Kicklighter were taken to St. Vincent in Evansville where Isabelle later died from her injuries. Garmen was taken to the hospital in Owensboro.

Officials said Tuesday that two women remain hospitalized from injuries related to the tree falling, while a 10-year-old girl was treated for a hand injury.

At a Tuesday morning news conference, authorities called the incident a “freak accident.”

The sheriff’s office says the group was out for a morning hike on a gravel road and the tree fell on them while they were on the way back to the camp mess hall.