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6-year-old girl killed in freak golfing accident

Her family described her as the 'sassiest girl in the world'

A family have spoken out after their six-year-old daughter, Aria Hill, was tragically killed on Tuesday.

Spending a day on the green with her father, Aria was sitting in the golf cart when her dad hit the ball that claimed her life.

Rushed to hospital in a critical condition, Aria was then airlifted to a Primary Children’s Hospital where she died later that night.

Speaking to KSL station in the United States, Aria’s uncle, David Smith, described her as her father’s ‘golfing buddy.’

‘She loved doing it and had a good time with it all,’ he said. ‘That was one of their things that they would do together. It was something that was really important to them and something they did all the time.’

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The local community have reportedly allied around the family, placing pink ribbons around trees and fences in the neighbourhood to show their support.

The gesture is not the first time that the family has received such kindness from their neighbours, with residents decorating the town in the same colour ribbons 29 years ago when Aria’s mother had a liver transplant.

A GoFundMe account has been set up by David on behalf of the family, where he shared a quote from Aria’s mum.

‘We are so grateful for all the love, support and prayers made in our behalf during this difficult time,’ it reads.

‘Aria was the sassiest girl in the world. She was silly, spunky, creative, unique, and so full of love for everyone she came in contact with. There is a huge hole in our hearts that she has taken with her back to Heaven… Fly high my little Angel.’

Authorities are investigating the case but reports state that they won’t press charges as it appears the incident was just a tragic accident.

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