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Father of girl killed by his errant golf ball speaks

The father of a 6-year-old Utah girl who died after he accidentally struck her with a golf ball says she died in his arms.

The Deseret News reports that Kellen Hill recently returned to the course where an errant drive struck his daughter Aria in the back of the head as she sat in a nearby golf cart on July 15.

Hill says he’s played golf since he was a child, and he’s never had a shot like that. His drive went almost straight left and the ball went through the back of the golf cart, passing two bags before hitting the child.

She died before an ambulance arrived.

A tree has now been planted in the girl’s honor at the 16th tee at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem.

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