A six-year-old girl died Monday after being struck in the head by a golf ball that her father hit. The child was sitting in a parked golf cart on a path to the left of where her father was teeing off.
The young girl was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City in critical condition and died from her injuries later Monday evening. The child was identified as Aria Hill.
Aria’s uncle told KSL the young girl was her father’s “golfing buddy.” The two were at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course in Orem, Utah, police said.
“She loved doing it and had a good time with it all,” David Smith said. “That was one of their things that they would do together. It was something that was really important to them and something they did all the time.”
The incident is being investigated as a tragic accident, Orem Police Lt. Trent Colledge said, adding that police are not pursuing charges.