- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 8, 2014

LOVELL, Wyo. (AP) - A falling rock measuring a couple feet wide and weighing about 50 pounds has killed a 4-year-old girl in what investigators say was a freak accident in northern Wyoming.

It happened Saturday afternoon near a campground 22 miles east of Lovell.

The Powell Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1lRzmRj) 4-year-old Kaylee Spomer was hiking with relatives when the rock came loose from a cliff about 20 feet overhead. Big Horn County Sheriff Ken Blackburn says the falling rock hit Kaylee in the head.

Deputies were on the scene near the Five Springs Falls campground within minutes. The girl died at a hospital a couple hours later.

Investigators say no people were present at the spot where the rock came loose and they say the girl’s family did nothing wrong.

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Information from: Powell (Wyo.) Tribune, https://www.powelltribune.com


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