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RI teen dies following sledding injury

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A 17-year-old girl has died following injuries sustained while sledding. The teen was identified by city officials as Alexandria Alvarez of Providence. Authorities say she was sledding at Neutaconkanut Park Wednesday afternoon when she was injured. Emergency crews responded and took her to Rhode Island Hospital, where she was pronounced dead a few hours later. An autopsy was been scheduled for Thursday. City officials have closed the park to sledding following the accident.

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