A Colorado father lost one of his children during fun-time sledding along a “snow-packed, icy” stretch of a rural road last Friday.
Roberto Jaramillo Herrera was towing his 10-year-old daughter Ayleen and three other kids behind his Ford off Highway 285 in Park County.
Herrara noticed that one of the four kids was getting trouble to control their sled and stopped to help. The children were attached to two straps while sledding behind the truck.
“Jaramillo Herrera brought the Ford to a stop, but a girl on a separate sled was unable to stop,” Colorado State Patrol said in a statement.
“The girl slid into the rear of the Ford, struck the undercarriage, and slid underneath the Ford.”
Ayleen was fatally injured and succumbed to her wounds not long later at around 6 p.m.
“It is with heavy hearts that we share the passing of our beloved Ayleen,” her grieving grandmother wrote on a GoFundMe page.
“My daughter and son-in-law lost their ten-year-old-daughter in a tragic accident on November 27, 2020.”
She added that the family has now to “sadly navigate into the holiday season without one of their little angels by their side.”