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13-year-old girl died protecting sister when tree fell on car

Posted at 5:53 PM, Aug 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 06:46:51-04

Last week during storms in Baltimore County, a 13-year-old girl died when a tree fell on the car she was sitting in. Ahjee Lawrence was in the car with her mom, younger sister and friend Gabrielle. 

Ahjee's stepfather says she was protecting her little sister when the tree fell. Gabrielle's mother has started a GoFundMe page to help the family raise funds for Ahjee's funeral. 

On Aug. 3, the girls were headed to the mall when the storm ripped through the area. Ahjee's mother Waketa said she stopped on Pot Spring Road. She told the girls to duck fearing the hail would break through the windshield. 

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The girls were rushed to the hospital, but medical staff couldn't save Ahjee. 

If you'd like to help her family, you can visit the GoFundMe page.