PARK COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) – An 11-year-old girl was killed in a sled accident Friday night.
The state patrol said the girl was one of four children on sledges towed by a Ford F-250 on a snowy road in Park County.
“The four sledges were secured with towbars at the rear of the Ford,” the state patrol said in a press release.
The driver, identified as Roberto Jaramillo Herrera of Forney, Texas, towed the children east on County Road 60 when one of them fell off the sled.
“Jaramillo Herrera stopped the Ford, but an 11-year-old girl standing in a separate sled was unable to stop,” the state patrol said. “The 11-year-old girl slipped into Ford’s back, hit the chassis and slid under Ford.”
The child suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene shortly after. No one else was injured in the incident.
Soldiers do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a role in the incident.
County Road 60 is located off Highway 285 between Kenosha Pass and the town of Bailey.
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