Sledding Victim, 5, Remembered by Family, Friends - NBC4 Washington

Sledding Victim, 5, Remembered by Family, Friends

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    Sledding Victim, 5, Remembered by Family, Friends

    Family and friends gathered Saturday in Montgomery County to remember a girl, 5, who died after a sledding accident.

    The funeral for Clara Phillips is scheduled to take place in Germantown, Maryland.

    The girl had been sledding down a driveway in Sykesville, Maryland, on Jan. 25, when her sled went onto Heritage Lane. She was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 49-year-old woman, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said.

    The child was rushed to Carroll Hospital Center, where she died from her injuries.

    No charges have been filed against the driver at this time, authorities said. Neither speed nor alcohol appear to have been factors in the accident, they said.

    Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office for final determination.