Hamden Girl Hit by Tree Dies: Report

Gabriela Hudak was seriously injured in her yard March 29.

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013  |  Updated 5:55 PM EDT
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Hamden Girl Hit by Tree Dies: Report

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Gabriela Hudak, 12, died Monday, three days after suffering a serious head injury when a tree branch fell on her in her Gilbert Avenue yard.

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A 12-year-old Hamden girl hit by a tree branch in her yard last week, has died.

Gabriela Hudak was injured March 29 outside her Gilbert Avenue home and rushed to the hospital. She died on Monday, according to the Hamden Patch.

Hamden Public Schools posted a message on its website about Hudak's death.

"HPS is deeply saddened to report the passing of one of our students. Gabriela Hudak passed away this morning after sustaining a serious injury last Friday."

Hudak was a student at Hamden Middle School, according to school officials.

"She will be remembered as the bright and shining star that she was - an avid reader with an inquiring mind, and a good friend to all," the statement read.

A "Service to Celebrate Gabby's Life" will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 7 at the Dunbar United Church of Christ, 767 Benham Street, according to the website.

Counselors are being made available at Hamden Middle School on April 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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