UPDATED: Young Girl Killed in Boating Accident on Monroe Lake

(BLOOMINGTON) – An 8-year-old girl was killed Sunday evening when she was struck by the propeller of a boat.  

The Monroe County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Callee Crones-Arias of Martinsville. She suffered injuries to her chest, abdomen and lower extremities. The cause of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Tuesday morning in Terre Haute.

The girl was boating with her father and friends on Monroe Lake. She was wearing a life jacket at the time of the incident. Following the incident, she was transported to IU Health Bloomington where she was pronounced deceased.

The details of this accident are still under investigation and will be released as they become available.  

Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted at the scene by Monroe County Sheriff Department, Monroe County Coroner’s Office, IU Health EMS, and Monroe Fire Territory.