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WIND TOPPLES GIANT UMBRELLA, KILLING WOMAN

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Wind toppled one of environmental artist Christo's giant umbrellas dotting a mountain pass Saturday, killing a woman and injuring a child, authorities said.

Wind gusting to 40 mph blew the 485-pound yellow umbrella across a road, crushing a 32-year-old woman against a boulder, said Kern County sheriff's Sgt. Gary Marlatt. At least one other person, a child, suffered minor injuries, Marlatt said.The 20-foot-tall nylon and aluminum umbrellas, which are set in large concrete blocks, were placed off limits last week when wind gusted to 60 mph in the area. Hundreds are on display at Tejon Pass, 70 miles northwest of Los Angeles.