Fund started for family of girl killed by car in her front yard

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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The family of the 11-year-old Aloha, Ore., girl who was struck and killed by a car while she was in her front yard has set up a donation account to offset the cost of her memorial.

Those interested in donating can do so at any branch of US Bank under "Kylie Hornych Memorial Fund."

David Herman, 59, from Hillsboro, Ore., crashed a 2007 Toyota Prius into a Jeep Cherokee and then kept traveling down the street before crashing into the Hornych house, according to the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

Kylie was outside the house and on her way to return a scooter to her neighbor, Kylie's aunt Tracie Thompson said. Kylie was struck and died on her way to the hospital.

Deputies said that Herman showed no immediate sign of alcohol impairment and they are still investigating what caused the crash.

Kylie and her family lived in Vancouver in the mid-2000s. Kylie attended King Elementary School in the 2007 and 2008 school years. Her father, Daniel Hornych, taught at Lincoln Elementary School until 2009, according to the Vancouver school district.