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Child dead after sledding accident near Lee Canyon

Molly Waldron

Child dead after sledding accident near Lee Canyon

By Molly Waldron. CREATED Jan 1, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- An 11-year-old girl is dead after a sledding accident on New Year's Day in the mountains outside of Las Vegas.

The accident happened at about noon in an area known as the Meadows, off State Route 156 near Lee Canyon.

Nevada Highway Patrol troopers and Las Vegas Metro police both responded to the scene. They found the girl suffering severe injuries.

The girl was taken to nearby ski resort then airlifted to University Medical Center, where she later died.

Action News will update this story as new information becomes available.