Woodrow Cummins Elementary parents met outside the school in Conway early Monday to pray for students and teachers, and especially those close to second-grader Madelyn Grace Johnston.
The eight-year-old Woodrow Cummins student, daughter of T.J. and Rachel Johnston, died Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in an ATV accident, Searcy County officials said.
Dewayne Pierce, Searcy County chief deputy, said the incident occurred about one mile off of State Highway 65 in north Marshall.
Pierce did not release full details of the accident, citing an active investigation.
A driver and another passenger sustained minor injuries, he said.
Pierce said investigators do not suspect foul play, but that it was "just an unfortunate, tragic accident."
A parent prayed for comfort during a "dark time" Monday, following the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Friday, and the subsequent loss of Madelyn on Saturday.
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