Tragedy as 15-year-old cheerleader sunbathing on driveway is killed by family member who didn't see her while backing out of garage
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A New York teenager has died in hospital after being run over by a car while sunbathing in her driveway.
The 15-year-old girl, Marli Hamblin, was lying out in the sun at her home in Syracuse on Friday around noon.
She was listening to her iPod when a family member backed out of the garage in a Chevy truck and didn't see her.
The truck drove over Hamblin, leaving her with a critical head injury, according to KUTV.
Tragic accident: Marli Hamblin, 15, was sunbaking on the driveway of her Syracuse home on Friday when a relative backed out of the garage and - not realizing she was there - drove over her
Scene: This is the Syracuse driveway where Marli Hamblin was sunbathing when a relative backed out of the garage in a Chevy and hit her
Outgoing: One of five children, Marli Hamblin was looking forward to the start of high school
She was taken to hospital and placed in a medically-induced coma.
However on Sunday night, her family announced on Facebook page set up in the girl's honor that she had died.
'Our precious Marli is home with her heavenly father. Please continue prayers of comfort for this family during this time,' it was written on the Miracle for Marli page.
Local police described the scene of the accident as tragic.
'It's not an easy case for everybody involved--the officers, firemen, the paramedics,' Syracuse Police Officer Erin Behm told.
'You can imagine, it was tragic.'
Hamlin was sunbathing at her home near 2700 S. 3000 West about noon Friday when a relative backed a pickup truck over her
Happier times: Hamblin had just made the cheer leading team at Syracuse High School
Numerous friends are said to have gathered at the hospital to pray for Hamblin and support her family
Added a relative: 'There's just no words that can describe it or explain it at this point.'
Marli was one of five children.
She was just about to start at Syracuse High School and had recently made the cheer squad.
She also enjoued playing the piano.
A GoFundMe fundraising page initially set up to assist her parents with medicals has already received over $5,600.