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11-year-old girl killed by vehicle during parade in Nephi

11-year-old girl killed by vehicle during parade in Nephi. (Photo: Lisa Nico / KUTV)

UPDATE: An update has been posted to this story identifying the victim as Grace Eyre. A fundraiser account has been set up to help the family.

(KUTV) An 11-year-old girl is dead after a trailer struck and killed her Friday during the Ute Stampede Western Heritage parade on Main Street in Nephi.

The accident happened around 5:30 p.m. Friday at 240 South Main Street when the girl sitting on the back of a pickup truck attempted to exit the vehicle as it moved, according to a press release from Nephi Police Chief, Michael H. Morgan.

According to the press release, the driver of the trailer did not realize the girl had fallen and continued driving. The trailer reportedly struck the 11-year-old, and spectators rushed to help her.

The girl was taken by ambulance to Central Valley Medical Center, where she died, documents state.

Nephi City and Juab County "offers the family and all those involved in this tragic accident our deepest sympathy and prayers."

The girl's identity has not been released.


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