Siblings aged 4 and 6 killed in mini-golf tragedy on family holiday

Yahoo News Staff
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Two young children have been killed after they were hit by a ute while on holiday with their parents at a miniature golf course.

Addie Kirchgessner, 6, and her four-year-old brother, Baylor, were at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park in Panama City Beach, in the US state of Florida, when they were killed.

The siblings were at the park with their parents, Lauren and Matt.

Addie and Baylor Kirchgessner, who were killed at a Florida miniature golf course after being struck by a ute, pictured with their parents.
Addie Kirchgessner, 6, and her four-year-old brother, Baylor, were on holiday with their parents, Lauren and Matt, when they were hit by a car. Source: GoFundMe

Debbie Ward, communications director for the city of Panama City Beach, told WDRB a ute left the road for an unknown reason and hit the two kids.

Baylor died at the scene while Addie died in hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police cars seen at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park in Panama City Beach, Florida
The kids were killed at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park. Source: WDRB

The family had been visiting Florida from Louisville, in the US state of Kentucky.

A GoFundMe page described Baylor and Addie as “energetic” and fun-loving”

They both had “huge personalities”.

“These tiny people touched the lives of so many,” the page reads.

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