Kentucky girl dies in freak bicycle accident on her birthday

Charlie Sipes died in an accident on Tuesday. (Source: BENNETT-BERTRAM FUNERAL HOME)

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (WVLT/WAVE) A 9-year-old Kentucky girl has died after what officials called a "freak accident" on her bicycle.

Gray affiliate, WAVE, reported the chief deputy at the LaRue County Coroner’s Office says Charlene “Charlie” Preslee-Kay Sipes fell on her bike Tuesday evening.

Officials said it appears that the handlebar break struck her neck and caused the injury that resulted in her death.

The third-grader was found by her mother, and the accident happened on her birthday.

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