Girl, 4, Dies After Getting Hit by Van While Walking on Sidewalk in Wisconsin

A 4-year-old girl who was out on a walk with her family was killed when a car involved in a two-vehicle collision in Wisconsin veered off the road and into a walkway. According to the Sheboygan Police Department, the incident happened on Wednesday afternoon after a van and a pickup truck collided at a crossroads in Sheboygan.

The toddler “received a fatal injury and regrettably lost her life,” the police said in a press update, adding that “as a result of the incident, an involved car exited the lane and struck a group of pedestrians.”

Three family members of the toddler had to be “transported to nearby hospitals for treatment of minor injuries,” according to the police. The deceased youngster was identified as Cordelia Kuether by a GoFundMe account that was started a day after the event.

In the campaign’s description, Krista Jones stated, “Last evening, my cousin Devon Kuether lost his 4-year-old daughter, Cordelia, in a horrible, unplanned, and untimely accident in Sheboygan last night.”

“Tragedy struck them out of nowhere when Cordelia, her mother Ezra, and her younger sister Lily were just out for a walk in a quiet neighborhood in town enjoying the recent beautiful weather.”

Cordelia and Lily had stopped to pet a puppy when the event happened, according to WISN-TV. According to the police, there was no evidence that the crash was caused by drunk driving or driving too fast.

In an update posted on the GoFundMe campaign’s page on Friday, Jones urged people to show consideration for all the people involved in the incident even if the police department’s investigation is still underway.

Jones said, “Our family is still awaiting facts and information. “Yet, I can only speculate about the sorrow and regret that all people involved and their families must be experiencing at this time.

Given the situation, rage and hatred are appropriate feelings at this time, but acting on these feelings would not bring Cordelia back or aid in the grieving process.” As of the time of publication, the campaign had raised more than $37,000, exceeding its $15,000 target.

According to Jones’ update from Monday, the majority of the campaign’s remaining funds will be used to pay for Devon, Ezra, and Cordelia’s sister’s ongoing medical and mental health costs as a result of the accident. The campaign’s donations will also be used to pay for Cordelia’s burial costs.

“Following that, any court costs and assistance to get them through the ensuing weeks and months. If there are any leftover monies after these costs are paid, they will be put into a scholarship fund for Cordelia’s sister in her memory “She revealed.