Girl Dies In Swing Accident

An 8-year-old Monroe girl suffered fatal injuries in a backyard fall

The Town of Monroe is mourning the loss of an 8-year-old girl after she fell from a swing and died. Susan Kimball suffered fatal injuries while playing in her yard Monday night on Fan Hill Road, police said. 

Police are calling this accidental but they are still investigating. 

Authorities declined to comment on reports that the swing was part of a "zip line," which typically includes cable strung between trees.

Lt. Brian McCauley spoke with the Connecticut Post and wouldn't say whether there were any equipment problems.

The staff at Fawn Hollow School, where Susan was about to enter fourth grade, plan to offer grief counseling to her friends.

"This is a huge tragedy," Sheila Casinelli, who is the outgoing Fawn Hollow principal, told the newspaper. She described Kimball as having a "huge heart.”

"We're pulling together our school-based crisis team," she said. "We have a letter going out to every Fawn Hollow family.”

Susan Kimball  is the daughter of John Kimball, a well-known developer, and his wife Jill.

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