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Ohio girl dies from injuries suffered in wreck in Louisiana


Published: Sat, March 11, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.


MONROE, La. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl from Ohio died Friday after being injured in a car accident that claimed the lives of her grandparents the day before.
Halle Gibson was pronounced dead at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, said Monroe Police Lt. Smoke Matthews. She was one of several people injured when a car traveling at a high speed rear-ended the van her mother was driving, authorities said. The impact of the crash propelled the van forward into another van, which then struck a car.
Two other passengers in the van Halle was traveling in died Thursday -- her grandparents, James Regis Shalala, 84, and Patricia G. Shalala, 77, both of Aurora, Ohio, were pronounced dead on the scene.
Halle's mother, Maureen Gibson, 49, of Shaker Heights, Ohio, was released from the hospital Friday morning. The family was in Louisiana because Maureen Gibson's son, who is stationed at Fort Polk, was set for deployment to Afghanistan. His deployment has been delayed.
Authorities are reviewing possible charges against the driver of the vehicle they say caused the crash.


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