File photo, police. Photo Credit: JANIFEST (iStock).

file photo. Photo Credit: JANIFEST (iStock).

An 11-year-old girl has died of injuries suffered in a sledding accident on a "snow-packed, icy road" in central Colorado.

According to the Colorado State Patrol, the young girl was one of four children sledding while being towed by a Ford F-250 on County Road 60 in Park County. 

The driver, identified as Roberto Jaramillo Herrera of Forney, Texas, came to a stop when one of the children came tumbling off their sled.

The 11-year-old girl, on a separate sled, was unable to stop and slammed into the rear of the truck before striking the undercarriage and sliding underneath it.

"One of the children came off a sled and Jaramillo Herrera brought the Ford to a stop, but an 11-year-old girl on a separate sled was unable to stop," The CSP stated in a press release.

The young girl suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later, according to the CSP.

No other injuries were reported. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected to be contributing factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.

County Road 60 is located off Highway 285 between Kenosha Pass and the small town of Bailey. Here's a look at where it's located on the map. 

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.

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(2) comments

Okay Boomer

Poor kid trusted a complete idiot. A Texan pulling kids on sleds behind a pickup truck...what could go wrong?😔😔

Sojourner

Terribly sad! Prayers for all.

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