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Tragic Death of Toddler

(Michigan City, IN) - A Michigan City girl was fatally run over by a motor vehicle outside her residence.


22-month old Emersyn Woods was pronounced dead at the hospital shortly after the accident on September 11th, said La Porte County Coroner Lynn Swanson.


According to authorities, she was helping her family put away groceries and was outside when a relative started backing up in a vehicle in the area of Detroit and Cedar streets.


Swanson said a tire ran over the toddler, and the driver, after stopping, immediately discovered the badly injured girl.


She was still alive when paramedics arrived but died shortly later in the emergency room at Franciscan Health. Two days later, Swanson said an autopsy was performed.


The findings revealed the girl suffered complex skull fractures and massive hemorrhaging of the brain, she said.


A Go Fund Me page created for the family has raised just over $2,000.

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