Married couple killed in Yosemite rock fall identified - KTLA l. a.

YOSEMITE, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – both people killed at Yosemite country wide Park following a rockslide on the park entrance on Tuesday have been officially identified by using the country wide Park service.

officers say Georgios Theocharous, fifty one, and Ming Yan, 35, a married couple from San Jose were killed when a major rockfall came about round 9:00 a.m. close the Arch Rock Entrance Station in Yosemite national Park.

The force of the rockfall pushed their rented truck off the road and onto the embankment of the Merced River.

officials say the rockfall changed into 185 tons and it impacted 500 feet of the highway. The reason for the rockfall continues to be beneath investigation.

Tuesday's replace posted on Twitter through Yosemite national Park mentioned that El Portal highway, the continuation of motorway one hundred forty into Yosemite Valley from El Portal, was closed by means of the rockslide however did not state that there were any americans caught in it. 

The road became reopened here day.

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