Officials are still looking for more information following a tragic accident at the Madras Speedway that claimed the life of a 4-month-old girl.
The Jefferson County District Attorney confirmed Dawsyn Rose Rhett died at a Portland hospital Sunday, a day after being airlifted from Madras by emergency personnel.
Dawsyn sustained fatal injuries when she was struck by a vehicle at the track, though the vehicle was not engaged in a race, according to District Attorney Steve LeRiche.
She was at Saturday Night Races with her parents, Tyler and Kyrsten Rhett, as well as her grandparents.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on Monday submitted a report on the incident to LeRiche, who may decide to press charges.
LeRiche declined to publicly discuss the accident but asked for information from anyone who saw Dawsyn or her relatives on the night in question. Witnesses can call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
“We’re still in the early stages of the investigation,” he said. “We really need to hear from people who were at the speedway who saw this baby or her caretakers and think they have information.”
Representatives of the Madras Speedway did not return multiple calls seeking comment.
Tyler Rhett told The Bulletin he did not want to comment for this story.
Friends and relatives are raising money for the family on a GoFundMe page.
“Dawsyn was loved by so many people,” the page reads. “She was a happy, silly, beautiful little girl with the cutest cheeks you have ever seen.”
— Reporter: 541-383-0325, email@example.com