Pothole Crash Kills Local Youngster

Tragic aftermath update and yet another local reminder that deferred infrastructure maintenance has REAL WORLD CONSEQUENCES that aren't just dire warnings from tax fighters but concern public safety for everyone venturing through dangerous streets . . . Check-it:

"The crash happened just before 5 p.m. Monday. Seven-year-old Tiler Dildine was one of three people injured in the wreck on East 23rd Street Trafficway near Stark Avenue.

"Tiler's family said she was hit broadside after the vehicle she was riding in crossed the median, overcorrecting after hitting the pothole.

"The little girl was on life support for several days after the crash. But after multiple tests showing no brain activity, she was declared dead Thursday morning, Tiler's aunt Rachel McGee told FOX4."

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