ID of Arizona girl who died after swing set breaks released

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities have released the names of a girl who was killed and another injured in Gilbert after a backyard swing set broke apart.

Gilbert police say 7-year-old Clara Bergen was flown to a Phoenix hospital, where she was later pronounced dead after Sunday's accident.

They say 14-year-old Kayla Eherlico was transported by ambulance to a different Phoenix hospital for treatment of a shoulder injury.

Firefighters responded to the home around 9:30 a.m. Sunday and found both girls with head injuries.

Police spokesman Sgt. Jesse Sanger says the 14-year-old was on the wooden swing and the younger girl was standing nearby when it snapped at the base.

He says both were knocked into a swimming pool.

Police say neither girl lived at the home nor were they related.

A memorial fund has been set up in Clara's name:
www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/nxn8/the-clara-bergen-memorial-fund


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