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Mich. Mom Dies While Saving Her Toddler's Life from Oncoming Out-of-Control Jeep

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Kadie Price was struck and killed by a vehicle at a drag strip after pushing her 2-year-old daughter out of the way, law enforcement said

Published on May 27, 2024 03:30PM EDT

A mother was killed after a vehicle struck her at Silver Lake State Park in Michigan on May 26, 2024. Photo:

WZZM 13

Michigan authorities said a mother pushed her toddler out of the way of an oncoming out-of-control Jeep at a park before she was fatally struck.

The victim, Kadie Price, 33, was with her family watching the action at the drag strip at the Silver Lake State Park Sand Dunes on Sunday, May 26, said the Oceana County Sheriff's Office, via Fox affiliate WXMI.

In a report obtained by the local outlet, the sheriff's office said that a Jeep CJ was racing northbound on the drag strip as the family watched.

"As the Jeep accelerated rapidly, it lost control," read the report. "When the Jeep lost control, it veered off the drag strip towards where the Price family was watching. The Jeep struck the Price's family vehicle, which then struck Kadie."

The report also noted that before she was hit, Price shoved her 2-year-old daughter out of the way, "very likely saving her daughter from serious injury or worse."'

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ABC affiliate WZZM reported that sheriff's deputies, park personnel and bystanders tried to help Price after she was struck, but she died on the scene.

The Oceana County Sheriff's Office's report added that the investigation into the incident is ongoing. 

The driver who struck Price, a 64-year-old man, has not been named pending additional investigation, WXMI reported.

According to its website, Silver Lake State Park covers 3,000 acres along the Lake Michigan shoreline and sports about 2,000 acres of sand dunes. It also has an off-road recreational vehicle (ORV) area that features 450 acres of dunes for ORV riding. 

PEOPLE contacted the Oceana County Sheriff's Office for additional information. 

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