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Palmetto girl hurt by swing set in 2007 dies


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A Manatee County girl who was critically injured in 2007 when a swing set fell on her has died.

Lexi Antorino has lived in a semi-coma since the accident happened. She died Monday at age 8.

The Palmetto girl was only 2 when the swing set came crashing down on her.

The community has rallied around the family over the years. Her family had no health insurance.

Lexi was playing on a swing set at a neighborhood civic association when it collapsed. The top bar landed on the girl, crushing her head and neck. A neighbor used CPR to revive her but the trauma and blood loss left Lexi struggling to breathe and unable to communicate.

Her death was reported by WFLA-TV.

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