Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 | 8:49 a.m.
An 11-year-old Las Vegas girl killed in a New Year’s Day sledding accident died of massive heart injuries caused by blunt force trauma, the Clark County Coroner’s Office reported.
Vanesa Lara, who was sledding on Mount Charleston, died when blood collected around her heart, which applied pressure and prevented the organ from working properly, officials said. She also suffered from injuries including an aortic laceration, officials said.
The accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Lee Canyon area of Mount Charleston, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Loy Hixson said.
The girl was flown by helicopter to University Medical Center, where she died, Hixson said.
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