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Family, strangers grieve death of 3-year-old hit when SUV struck sled

4-year-old sister out of hospital Monday
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3-year-old dead after sledding accident
Posted at 11:16 PM, Feb 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 21:40:49-05

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A 3-year-old girl died after an SUV struck her while sledding in Green Township Sunday, according to police. Family said Monday that her four-year-old big sister is out of the hospital.

The childrens' father, Mohammad Kassime, said his youngest daughter's name was Lynn Kassime. He cried as he shared a photo of her. Loved ones comforting him said she was a daddy's girl.

Witnesses of the crash said the children were playing in the snow outside their home near Northcrest Ln. Sunday afternoon when the sled they were on slipped down the hill toward the road and restaurants below.

They said the childrens' mother and other adults ran after them, yelling for traffic to stop, but an SUV hit the children.

Madison Terry lives next door and cried Monday afternoon recalling what happened.

"I was just thinking I heard some happy squeals from sled riding or playing on the hill," said Madison Terry. "When we opened our blinds, we actually saw the little girl laying on the street. So, I, myself, called 911. They said they already had several calls of the incident, and I realized those screams were not from joy. It was the pain of the mother crying. So, yeah, that was hard."

Police said both children were taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital where the three-year-old later died.

The driver of the SUV was not injured. According to investigators, impairment and speed do not appear to be factors in the crash. No charges have been filed.

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