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October 21, 2014

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11-year-old sledding accident victim identified

The 11-year-old girl who died after a New Year’s Day sledding accident on Mount Charleston has been identified as Vanesa Lara of Las Vegas.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office released the girl’s identity Wednesday morning but had not determined her cause of death.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said the accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Lee Canyon area of Mount Charleston. Lara was flown by helicopter to University Medical Center, where she later died, Hixson said.

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  1. A bike helmet? I can see that. Anything else, and you're just blowing it out of proportion. Occassionally, bad things happen.