November 2, 2014

7-year-old girl hit by car in Vancouver on Halloween night dies at hospital

11-2-2014 Washington:

VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) - A 7-year-old girl hit by a car while trick-or-treating in Vancouver on Halloween night has died.

Cadence Boyer and her mother, 32-year-old Annie Arnold, were among a group of trick-or-treaters hit on Northeast 112th Avenue at 8:15 p.m. Friday.

Police said Duane Abbott, 47, of Vancouver, drove his car over the curb and slammed into the group of people.

A 6-year-old girl who has not been identified also suffered critical injures, as did 30-year-old Chelina Alsten. Arnold has been treated and released from the hospital.

Cadence was in a coma and family friends told FOX 12 it didn't look like she would survive.

"Cadence was their little princess. She was born on 07/07/07. She's 7 years old. She's most likely not going to see 8," family friend Sean McNamee said Saturday. "She was the light of their life."

McNamee said Cadence died at 3:15 p.m. Sunday. A hospital spokesperson confirmed that she had passed away.

Abbott was also injured. Police said speed and impairment were both factors in the crash, but officers did not reveal any further details about the ongoing investigation.

Police said when he is released from the hospital, he is expected to be booked on four counts of vehicular assault. Officers initially said those charges could change depending on the condition of the victims.

There is an account set up for donations at Umpqua Bank under the name "Cadence Boyer," to help with medical expenses. A second fund for the Boyer family can be found here: ..Source.. by FOX 12 Staff

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