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Clara Phillips, 5, dies when car strikes her while sledding on Heritage Lane in Sykesville, Maryland

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:49am
Accident Date: 
Monday, January 25, 2016

5-Year-Old Fatally Stuck While Sledding InSykesville

SYKESVILLE, Md. (WJZ) — A 5-year-old Sykesville girl died when she was struck by a vehicle when she was sledding. Carroll County deputies responded to the area of Heritage Lane around 10:20 a.m. Monday for a report of a child struck by a vehicle. Authorities are not releasing the name of the child or the driver at this time. The sheriff’s office continues to investigate and no charges have been filed at this time.

Five-year-old girl killed in Md. sledding accident

SYKESVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A five-year-old girl was killed Monday morning after she was hit by a car while sledding down a driveway, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office announced. An investigation found that the girl was sledding down a driveway in Sykesville when she was hit by a Kia Sorento. The investigation into the crash is ongoing and the sheriff's office says no charges have been filed at this time. The sheriff's office says the driver of the Kia, a 49-year-old woman, showed no signs of impairment and speed is not believed to be a factor in the accident. Authorities say they are not releasing further details on the identities of the child or driver involved in the accident.

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. Once the investigation is complete, the case will be presented to the Carroll County State's Attorney's Office for final determination. She was hit by a Kia Sorento driven by a 49-year-old woman, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said. The girl had been sledding down a driveway in Sykesville, Maryland, on Jan. 24, when her sled went onto Heritage Lane. The child was rushed to Carroll Hospital Center, but she died of her injuries the next day..
People Involved: 
Clara Phillips
Roadway: 
Heritage Lane

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