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UPDATE: Dubuque girl dies from injuries after falling off bicycle

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A young life cut too short.  7-year-old Kaitlyn Ohnesorge of Dubuque is being remembered as a happy, outgoing little girl who was full of life.

Little Kaitlyn died after doing what many kids love to do. She was riding her bike, but suffered a tragic fall.  Her mother Kathleen tells KWWL it happened in an area behind the family home.

Kaitlyn was showing her family a trick in a grassy, hilly area. She lost control of the bike, rolling over the handle bars, getting jabbed in the abdomen.

The force itself caused severe injuries. Little Kaitlyn's liver was lacerated, and she bled internally.  She died Sunday night. 

Her mother says the pain from this loss is unimaginable. Also taking it hard, are Kaitlyn's father Abe, her older sister Kyara, and brother Austin.

It's not just Kaitlyn's family dealing with this tragedy.  She was set to start the 3rd grade at Sageville Elementary next week. Principal Jean McDonald says the family is heavily involved with the school, so this loss is tough for staff. They met Tuesday morning, and will be giving support to families and students to help with grief. 

Funeral services are taking place Thursday and Friday.

Kaitlyn's mother would like to thank all the emergency responders and hospital personnel who tried to save her precious daughter.


The Dubuque County Sheriff's Department confirms 7-year-old Kaitlyn Ohnesorge has died from her injuries. 

She died Sunday night after falling off her bicycle. Kaitlyn is being remembered as a bubbly girl with a great big smile. Her mother says the pain of losing a child is unimaginable. 


A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after falling off her bicycle.  Deputies say Kaitlyn Ohnesorge was riding on a grassy, hilly area when she lost control and fell.

It happened in the 17,000 block of Ballymore Ln. in Dubuque County.  The girl was taken to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with critical injuries.

No foul play is suspected.

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