A Utah girl is dead after a golf ball hit the back of her head, Orem police said.
“It was just a fluke accident” - 6-year-old Aria Hill died at a #Orem golf course when a ball her dad hit accidentally struck her in the head. Tonight, her family talked with me about her life that was tragically cut short. https://t.co/Ezw8Lctjaz @KUTV2News at 10 pic.twitter.com/vRXb1EkD1W— Jeremy Harris (@JeremyHarrisTV) July 17, 2019
"He must have mishit the ball, and the ball struck her in the head at the base of the skull," Orem police Lt. Trent Colledge told KUTV, adding that the child was inside a golf cart at the time.
First responders arrived about 10:30 a.m. and took her to a nearby hospital, KSL reported. Later, a helicopter flew her to Salt Lake City's Primary Children's Hospital, officials said.
Aria died Monday night, according to KSL.
Colledge said police believe the death was accidental and don't plan to file charges, CNN reported.
The family has started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money for Aria's funeral. Learn more here.
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