Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Indigenous Woman Hit with Trailer Hitch in January Dies from Injuries

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Indigenous Woman Hit with Trailer Hitch in January Dies from Injuries

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Indigenous woman hit by trailer hitch dies

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THUNDER BAY, Ont. - An Indigenous woman who was hit by a trailer hitch apparently thrown from a passing car in Thunder Bay, Ont., in January has died, police said on Tuesday.

Barbara Kentner, 34, underwent emergency surgery after the incident Jan. 29, but never fully recovered.

"A young Indigenous mother died today, and a young girl is without her mother," Anna Betty Achneepineskum, deputy grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, said in a statement. "This should not happen. What do you say to a young girl that loses her mother?"

Kentner told police she and her sister were walking in a residential neighbourhood when someone threw the hitch from a moving car. Her sister, Melissa Kentner, said she heard someone in the vehicle say: "I got one. …

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