Local musician fatally injured during storm

San Diego is still recovering on Monday after high winds caused power outages and damages throughout the county.

Nothing, however, compares to the tragic loss of local musician, dancer and artist Nicki Carano.

Absolutely heartbreaking.

On her way to a gig at Winstons in Ocean Beach, Carano, 48, was fatally injured in Pacific Beach when an 80-foot tree fell on her car while driving on Ingraham Street.

Nicki Carano

UPDATE: 48-yr-old Nicki Carano drove down Ingraham, on the way to play in her two bands, when tree fell on car #NBC7 - Liz Bryant (@LizBryantTV) February 1, 2016

Calling the incident “unimaginable,” San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Capt. Joe Amador told the Los Angeles Times, “Our thoughts and hearts are with the family. We’re in the life-saving business and it’s hard when it doesn’t turn out that way.”

Beloved in the community, tributes poured in on social media for the instructor at Nightingale Music School in La Jolla.

Tributes to Nicki Carano

God keep the beautiful Nicki Carano recently killed by a falling tree. We know not when our tree may fall. LOVE NOW. - Lacy Younger (@LacyYounger) February 1, 2016

Just got the news that my drum teacher Nicki Carano has passed away. Being a student of hers I can fully say that she... Posted by John Fields on  Monday, February 1, 2016


Saddened to learn of the passing of local musician, Nicki Carano. Our thoughts and hearts go out to the family and friends. - Dreaming Elf Music (@Dreaming_Elf) February 1, 2016

Source: DiscoverSD