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8-year-old Nacogdoches girl dies 3 days after tragic rope accident

Addison Perez (Source: Jayme Soto) Addison Perez (Source: Jayme Soto)
Source: KTRE Staff Source: KTRE Staff

The 8-year-old Nacogdoches girl who was seriously injured in a rope accident on Mitchell Street on Sunday has died.

Shari Pulliam, a spokeswoman for Child Protective Services, said that little Addison Lay Perez died at a Houston hospital at 1:35 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Jayme Soto, Addison's aunt, said on Tuesday that doctors told family members that her niece was clinically brain dead and that she had been on life support because she was going to be an organ donor.

Nacogdoches ISD spokeswoman Patricia Miller said Addison was a student at Raguet Elementary.

The investigation indicates the child was playing with a rope and tied it to the stairwell. She became entangled in the rope and it went around her neck.

A press release from the Nacogdoches Police Department stated that the initial 911 call about Addison's accident came in at 2:06 p.m. Sunday. When NPD officers arrived on the scene a short time later, the little girl was unresponsive. After Addison was taken to a Nacogdoches hospital, she was transferred to a Houston hospital.

"So far, the investigation has indicated that this was a tragic accident," the press release stated. "The incident is being investigated by NPD Detectives and State Child Protective Services workers. Currently the case remains open and under investigation."

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