Authorities Identify Child Killed In Utah County Auto-Pedestrian Crash
VINEYARD, Utah – Authorities on Thursday released the identity of a 6-year-old girl who died Wednesday after she was backed over by an SUV.
Public information officer Sgt. Spencer Cannon, with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, identified the girl as Annie Gonzalez.
Breaking: 6 yr old killed yesterday in Vinyard identified. Our hearts go out to the family at this very difficult time. So sad. https://t.co/ckrPnno5AY
— Dan Rascon (@TVDanRascon) March 28, 2019
The crash happened around 3:30 p.m. along Parker Place. Cannon said a woman was leaving her home. He said she backed out of the driveway and began to turn to pull forward when the girl riding a scooter came from a blind spot and the SUV ran over her. First responders tried to save the girl, but she was pronounced dead on the scene.
A Facebook Fundraiser* has been set up to help the Gonzalez family with funeral expenses. As of Thursday afternoon, people had donated almost $9,000 more than the fundraiser’s goal.
Alpine School District has announced that there will be crisis counselors available at Vineyard Elementary School. The school district has also loaned out crisis counselors to charter school Franklin Discovery Academy, where Annie went to school.
UPDATE: Crisis counselors are at two schools in Utah County today after 6-year-old Annie Gonzalez was hit and killed by a car on Wednesday. Alpine School District has crisis teams at Vineyard Elementary and Franklin Academy @KSL5TV @KSLcom @kslnewsradio https://t.co/rwVZi3rYAF
— Ladd Egan (@laddegan) March 28, 2019
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