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Paramedics work to extract Gasoa Balas from his crumpled car, an assault suspect who fled from police. Balas survived, but his 7-year-old daughter riding in the car without a seat belt was killed. Balas now faces charges of second-degree murder in the death of his daughter, and other charges of assault.

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Child dies in tragic crash

Daughter of assault suspect fleeing police dies in highway rollover

A 7-year-old Payson girl died Wednesday at the end of a tragic chain of events that started with her father’s alleged assault on a woman and ended with a rollover accident on a deadly stretch of Highway 87, police said.

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