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Girl dies after passing semi truck launches rock through car windshield

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A young girl has died after being struck in the head with a rock kicked up by a passing semi truck. 

The accident happened on Monday, July 26th near Pocatello, Idaho but was not made public until July 29th. 

According to East Idaho News, 10-year-old Kambrie Horsley was riding in a pickup truck with her father, the county coroner, when a semi truck traveling in front of their vehicle kicked a rock up off the roadway. The rock then smashed through the pickup’s windshield and fatally struck Kambrie in the head. 

Kambrie sustained serious injuries from the strike and was transported to a nearby hospital, then airlifted to a children’s hospital, but was pronounced dead later that day. Investigating officers say that there was no ‘wrongdoing’ involved in the incident. 

“Words cannot describe the shock and sadness that we all feel. We will miss her terribly, but we find peace knowing she is with her Father in Heaven and those family members beyond the veil,” Kambrie’s obituary reads.

Malad Elementary and her obituary says she was a “perfectionist” who worked hard in school.

“She was her daddy’s girl and loved to ride anywhere with him and the boys especially up to the land riding horses. She was her momma’s big helper in the kitchen and with the little girls. She brought such joy to us all and there is a hole in our family until we get her back. She was simply the perfect little girl,” the obituary says.

No further information on the incident has been released. Kambrie’s funeral will be held on Saturday, July 31st in the Malad LDS Stake Center.

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