Utah girl, 6, dies after being struck by golf ball hit by her father – NBC News
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Utah girl, 6, dies after being struck by golf ball hit by her father – NBC News

A 6-year-damaged-down Utah girl who went to the golf direction along with her father died Monday after she changed into as soon as struck in the neck by a ball he hit, police acknowledged.

The girl changed into as soon as hit whereas sitting in a golf cart on a direction in Orem, a metropolis south of Salt Lake City, lawful sooner than 10:30 a.m. Monday, NBC affiliate KSL reported, citing police.

The distance identified the girl as Aria Hill.

Police Lt. Trent Colledge told the Associated Press that the ball hit the 6-year-damaged-down gradual the neck and that she changed into as soon as flown by scientific helicopter to a Salt Lake City sanatorium, where she died from her accidents Monday night.

Colledge acknowledged the girl’s loss of life appears to be like to had been a tragic accident and police hang no plans to press charges.

The golf cart changed into as soon as no longer straight away in entrance of the girl’s father when she changed into as soon as hit nonetheless changed into as soon as around Forty five to ninety degrees to his left, Colledge told KSL.

David Smith, Aria’s uncle, told KSL that the girl’s father on the total took her golfing. He acknowledged she changed into as soon as lawful straight away adjacent to her father, who he called an experienced golfer.

“She changed into as soon as his golfing buddy; she loved doing it and she would repeatedly be the one in the cart,” he told the distance. “That changed into as soon as something that changed into as soon as in actuality fundamental to them.”

Steven Marett, the head gold pro at the golf direction, the Hyperlinks at Sleepy Ridge, told KSL that “here is in actuality unbelievable” and “devastating.”

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

Associated Press contributed.

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July 17, 2019
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