Aloha girl dies after being struck in her front yard

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by KGW Staff

NWCN.com

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:40 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 2:40 PM

ALOHA, Ore. -- An 11-year-old girl died Thursday after being struck by a car in her front yard near Southwest Farmington Road and 160th Avenue.

Kylie Hornych died on the way to the hospital, said Washington County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Bob Ray.

Deputies were dispatched about 5 p.m. and learned there were two crashes, he said.

The driver of a 2007 Toyota Prius struck a northbound 2010 Jeep Wrangler head-on on 160th, disabling the Jeep. The Prius continued down the roadway in the oncoming lane, across Farmington Road, over a sidewalk, through a barricade, coming to a stop after hitting a house.

Kylie was struck by the Prius just before it hit her house, Ray said.

"As he came through he was going really fast and he was swerving," said witness Hussein Nur.

It's unclear why the Prius driver, David Herman, 59, drove erratically, Ray said. Herman was taken to a hospital for tests. There was no immediate sign that alcohol may be a factor, Ray said. Investigators said they were looking into a possible medical episode.

The name and condition of the Jeep driver was not released.

Kylie was a 5th-grader at Chehalem Elementary School. District officials were planning to bring grief counselors to the school Friday morning.

This was the second pedestrian struck in the same area Thursday.

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