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Toddler struck
Two-year-old dies following accident

Sunday, March 2, 2014

A 2-year-old Patrick County girl died after being struck by a vehicle Friday evening.

Mackenzie Hope Hubbard, 2, daughter of Coby and Sherry Hubbard of Patrick Springs, died Friday at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., according to a death notice from Bassett Funeral Service and a news release from the Virginia State Police.

According to the release, the preliminary investigation revealed that a 1994 Geo Metro operated by a Patrick Springs man was traveling westbound on Route 721 when a 2-year-old girl allegedly ran into the roadway and was struck.

She taken to Memorial Hospital in Martinsville and later flown to Baptist Hospital where she died, according to the release.

No charges have been filed against the driver in the accident which occurred around 5:20 p.m. Friday one tenth mile west of Route 627 in Patrick County, the release stated.

An online fundraising effort on for the child’s family had raised $6,905 as of Saturday night. The site, which stated it was “In loving memory of Mackenzie Hubbard,” was created by Mandy Rogers Horsley of Bassett.

Horsley said she went to school with Sherry Hubbard and they were in a couponing group together. She remembered Mackenzie as a sweet child with a beautiful smile.

The investigation is continuing, the release stated.


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