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Starkville girl dies in go-kart accident in Alabama


Decatur Daily News



By Ronnie Thomas 


Decatur Daily News 




ATHENS, Ala. -- Tragedy struck New Year's Day in East Limestone when a 10-year-old girl from Starkville, Miss., died while driving a go-kart. 


Troopers identified the girl as Laura Carson. Troopers said she crashed into the back of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 1:15 p.m. on Mahalo Circle, west of Mooresville Road and south of U.S. 72, about 100 feet from the Athens city limits. Troopers said she was not wearing a helmet. 


Carson later died at Athens-Limestone Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman said emergency room doctors pronounced her dead. 


Carson was a sixth-grader at Armstrong Middle School. She was the daughter of Jennifer and Lee Carson. 






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