Girl, 10, dies after rock from passing car smashes windshield

Authorities in the US state of Idaho say a 10-year-old girl has died after a rock crashed through the windshield of the car she was riding in.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office said Kambrie Horsley was in the passenger seat of the vehicle driven by her dad Brad Horsley on Monday (local time) when a 10-centimetre rock struck her in the head, the Idaho State Journal reported.

The rock was dislodged from the roadway by a semi truck driving along the same road.

Brad Horsley, who is also the Oneida County coroner, drove his injured daughter to a nearby hospital, and from there the girl was airlifted to a children’s hospital in Salt Lake City.

She was pronounced dead later that day.

Kam Kam and Daniels Road.
The young girl was riding in her dad's car on Daniels Road northwest of Malad in Idaho when she was struck and killed. Source: GoogleMaps/Horsley Funeral Home

The sheriff’s office said the incident was a tragic accident with no wrongdoing involved.

In the 10-year-old’s obituary posted by Horsley Funeral Home, her devastated family described "Kam Kim" as "loving and sweet".

"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," the family said.

"Kambrie was so full of life and love and always up for an adventure. She was always playing with someone’s child or talking to an adult she had just met.

"She loved all animals and was always happy to care for a new one."

The young girl’s funeral will be held on Saturday (local time).

With AP

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