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8-year-old girl dies after sustaining injuries from a boat propeller at Monroe Lake

An 8-year-old girl died at IU Health Bloomington Hospital on Sunday night after being injured in a boating accident on Monroe Lake.

Callee Crones-Arias was injured just after 6 p.m. Sunday, said Monroe County coroner Joani Shields in a press release.

A boat propeller struck Crones-Arias while she was boating on Monroe Lake with her father and friends, according to the Indianapolis Star. She was wearing a life jacket.

Shields said Crones-Arias sustained injuries to her chest, abdomen and lower limbs. The cause of death is pending an autopsy scheduled to take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Terre Haute, Indiana. 

Crones-Arias lived in Martinsville, Indiana. The investigation of her death is ongoing, according to the Monroe County Coroner’s Office.

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