Father Accidentally Hits And Kills Daughter With A Golf Ball

Clay Curtis
July 19, 2019

A 6-year-old Utah girl was killed Monday in a "freak accident" after being struck by a golf ball on an Orem course.

According to Lt. Trent Colledge with the Orem Police Department, the ball struck the girl, who was about 18 meters away, in the back of the head at the base of her neck.

The girl died several hours later after being airlifted to a Salt Lake City hospital, KSTU reported.

'She loved doing it and had a good time with it all, ' Smith said to KSL.

Police did not identify the girl, but her family has set up a GoFundMe page for Aria Hill, the daughter of Talysa and Kellen Hill, to raise money for funeral and medical costs.

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Steven Marett, the head golf professional at the course, described the accident as "absolutely unimaginable", adding, "it's been devastating to see it at the course and in the community". She died at about 9 p.m.

Authorities are investigating the case, but don't plan to pursue charges because it appears to have been a tragic accident.

By placing pink ribbon all around Sarasota Springs, Utah, it's the neighborhood's way of showing the Hill family love and support. 'That was one of their things that they would do together. "It's a awful, tragic accident". "That was something that was really important to them".

"We are so grateful for all the love, support, and prayers made in our behalf during this hard time", her mother Talysa said in a statement. We've truly felt comforted. "Fly high my little angel".

"She loved everyone so freely and effortlessly, the best way she knew how", he said.

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