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Tragic sledding accident leads to death of 11-year-old Colorado girl

Park County, Colorado - A young girl died in a tragic sledding accident on an icy road in Park County, Colorado, on Friday.

A woman tobogganing with her child (stock image).
A woman tobogganing with her child (stock image).  © 123RF/animaflorapicsstock

The Colorado State Police told the Denver Channel that Roberto Jaramillo Herrera was pulling four children on several sleds over the "snow-packed, icy roadway". He was using his 2018 Ford F250 pickup to tow them.

The father allegedly stopped when one of the children fell off of their sled. But 11-year-old Ayleen Herrera lost control of her sled when the truck slowed down.

The girl ran into the rear of the Ford. She hit the undercarriage and slipped under the pickup truck.

The Colorado State Patrol said that she suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after.

The officers reported that there were no other injuries at the scene.

The incident is still under investigation and no charges have been filed. The Colorado State Patrol also said that alcohol and drug use are not suspected to have contributed to the tragic crash.

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