Queen Creek girl killed in rollover crash in Yuma

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Amanda died in a rollover crash on Saturday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Amanda died in a rollover crash on Saturday. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
She and her whole family were on their way to Yuma. (Source 3TV/CBS 5) She and her whole family were on their way to Yuma. (Source 3TV/CBS 5)
Amanda's uncle said the little third grader was a light to all who knew her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Amanda's uncle said the little third grader was a light to all who knew her. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Amanda attended Benjamin Franklin Charter School in Queen Creek. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Amanda attended Benjamin Franklin Charter School in Queen Creek. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
QUEEN CREEK, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

An 8-year-old girl from Queen Creek was ejected during a crash in Yuma and later died during the weekend.

It happened Saturday afternoon.

Amanda Cook was with her family while delivering loaves of bread that they had baked themselves to family and friends in Yuma to help raise money for the older Cook children to go to a musical camp this summer.

On the way to Yuma, the family's car flipped on the Interstate 8 near Dateland and Amanda was thrown from the vehicle. She was killed.

Her mother Susan was hospitalized overnight but was released.

Apparently, one of the teens was driving but only had a learner's permit.

Amanda's uncle said the little third grader was a light to all who knew her and that the family has always been the kind of people who are always doing things for others.

"She is going to be very very missed, her bubbly personality and the sunshine that she brings to all of our family," Randy Crum said. "They've always been the family to help and give everything they've had, and now it's their turn to be able to receive the service of others."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help out the family.

Amanda's funeral is scheduled for Saturday.

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