“It appears she was playing,” Lt. McAlary said. “They were riding a mid-sized riding lawn mower. They did not see the child, and either rolled forward or backward.”
An ambulance and helicopter were dispatched to bring the girl to the hospital, but her injuries were so massive she died almost immediately.
“Because of the condition of the girl, there is no way it would be beneficial to transport her,” McAlary said.
Relatives and friends gathered at the house on Marsh Creek Road to try to console the parents over the death of the girl. On Tuesday night, her mother was taken by ambulance to the hospital to get help and treatment for her grief.
“They are so distraught, so beside themselves, it’s very difficult to even communicate with them,” McAlary said.