6-Year-Old Dies After She Was Hit by Golf Ball at Course

By Inside Edition Staff
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A 6-year-old girl was killed when her father accidentally hit her with a golf ball on a Utah golf course, authorities said.

Aria Hill was sitting in a golf cart at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem when her father hit a ball that struck her in the back of the neck, police said. 

She was airlifted to Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition, but she died from her injuries that night, according to reports. 

Aria’s uncle, David Smith, told KSL that Aria was her dad’s “golfing buddy.”

"She loved doing it and had a good time with it all," Smith 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. "

A GoFundMe started by a family friend has already raised nearly $14,000.

"Aria was the sassiest girl in the world," her mother said in a statement on the campaign. "She was silly, spunky, creative, unique, and so 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 haven’t released the identity of the girl’s father. No charges will be filed, police said. 

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