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Girl hurt while riding on car dies

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CROWLEY, Texas - The 12-year-old North Texas girl who was seriously hurt by falling off a car trunk has died.

According to the Tarrant County medical examiner, Octavia Watkins died Wednesday night after being taken off life support.

Police said Watkins and five other kids between the ages of 8 and 14 climbed on the trunk and hood of 39-year-old Kisha Young's car because their clothes were wet from swimming.

Four of the children fell off the car and were hurt. Three were treated at the hospital and released, but Watkins suffered a severe head injury.

Young is the mother of several of the children. Watkins' mother was a passenger in the car.

Young was originally charged with DWI, intoxication assault and injury to a child. Crowley police and the Tarrant County District Attorney's office are now looking at upgraded charges.

Watkins' mother has not yet been charged with any crime.

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