Tragedy Strikes As 4-Year-Old Girl Is Killed After Her Father Took Her On 3 A.M. Go-Kart Ride

Tragedy Strikes As 4-Year-Old Girl Is Killed After Her Father Took Her On 3 A.M. Go-Kart Ride

The child's dad was taken into custody after getting treated for his injuries.

Published August 30th

A 4-year-old girl in Detroit was killed when her father took her and her 6-year-old sister on a late-night go-kart ride.

According to police, the father was driving the go-kart around 3a.m. on Wednesday when he lost control and crashed into a parked car, reported WDIV.

The girl's 29-year-old father, who remains unidentified, and the two girls were sent flying in the air upon collision. The 4-year-old, who was identified by her family as Autumn Young, was taken to a hospital, reported Fox 2. 

She was pronounced dead from a blunt force trauma to the head.

Her father was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and his surviving daughter sustained bruises that did not require hospitalization, according to a police detective.

On Wednesday afternoon, the father was discharged from the hospital and taken into the custody of the Detroit police.

A request for an arrest warrant will be submitted to the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office. 

Autumn’s family has since launched a GoFundMe to help with her funeral expenses.  

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: WDIV-TV)

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