Taybor Duncan was killed on Sunday morning at the Grand Junction Motor Speedway when her go-kart collided with a trailer being towed by an ATV on the track. Investigators don't believe the little girl saw the trailer.
The Duncan family released a statement on Monday:
"Taybor Lee Duncan, born August 6, 2001, to Jason and Tracy Duncan of Aurora, Colorado, tragically passed away on August 15, 2010, in Grand Junction, Colorado. Taybor, who everybody called 'Tay Tay,' was loved by all who came in contact with her. Her life, short as it may have been, was full of love, smiles, excitement and lots of adventure. She enjoyed camping, spending time with family and friends, and her passion was Go-Kart racing. Her hopes and dreams were to be the next Danica Patrick, who drives both Indy cars and NASCAR cars. Although Taybor left this world much too soon, she will forever be entrenched in the hearts of all who loved her most. She is survived by her parents, sister Hailey, 13, brother Boden, 5, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many cousins. There will be a hole in all of our hearts for eternity."
Services for the girl will be announced soon and the family is asking that instead of flowers, donations be made to Sungate Kids of Denver, an organization that fights child abuse in Colorado. Their website is www.SungateKids.org.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Department says it is still investigating the incident.
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