So sad. Earlier this week, 12-year-old Emily Wade was run over while lying in the driveway of her grandparents’ home in Texas. Here’s what we know about the case.
Although the sun had gone down over a half hour earlier, Emily Wade was lying in her grandparents’ driveway in Willow Park, Texas at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23 when her aunt’s SUV pulled up. That’s when the 12-year-old was tragically run over. She was immediately taken to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth where she died of her injuries. Truly shocking. Authorities do not suspect foul play but Child Protective Services is carrying out an investigation in her death. Head here to take a look at the celebrities we’ve lost in 2017.
“Although it does appear to be accidental, CPS did receive a report about the death and will investigate,” a CPS spokeswoman told the Star-Telegram. “The siblings remain with their grandparents.” It’s not clear why but her grandparents were Emily and her 2 sisters’ guardians. “I don’t believe that story,” Emily’s biological mother Jennifer Mills said in an interview. “She wouldn’t be lying on the driveway.”
Since her passing, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Emily’s family raise money for her funeral arrangements. The goal was $5,000, which has already been met and exceeded. “Emily was a vibrant 7th grader in Aledo [Middle School],” the page reads. “She was full of life and very creative. Please help her family in this time of need. Our hearts are breaking for this sweet girl.” Head here if you’d like to contribute to help support her family.
Click here to support FUNERAL EXPENSES Emily Wade organized by Tracey Zak https://t.co/dDTKurTQWo
— Misty Gay (@mistyrobette) October 24, 2017
HollywoodLifers, are you as devastated by the details of this case as we are? Convinced there’s more to this story that’s not been reported? Tell us your thoughts and theories in the comments section below.