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5-Year-Old Girl Dies After Sledding Accident in Carroll County

Girl was hit by a car when her sled went into the road

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A 5-year-old girl was killed Monday after she was hit by a car while sledding, Maryland authorities said.

The girl had been sledding down a driveway in Sykesville Sunday morning when her sled went onto Heritage Lane, where she was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 49-year-old woman Sunday, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.

The child was rushed to Carroll Hospital Center, but she died of her injuries.

No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, authorities said. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the accident, they said.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office for final determination.

The sheriff's office is not releasing further details, including the identities of the child or driver.  

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