Cheerleader killed sunbathing in driveway

Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-12 10:44:27-04
Marli Hamblin,15, died Sunday in Syracuse, Utah.

Marli Hamblin,15, died Sunday in Syracuse, Utah.

SYRACUSE, Utah — Fundraising efforts are underway for the family of a high school cheerleader killed sunbathing in the driveway of her Utah home. Marli Hamblin died Sunday, two days after the accident, according to

Hamblin, 15, had headphones on and was listening to music when her sister backed over her with a truck, police said. Investigators said the sister could not see Hamblin in the driveway.

“If you’re in a big truck and you look behind you, you might not be able to see directly behind you,” Syracuse (Utah) Police spokesperson Erin Behm said. “I think that that’s what happened here. It was just an accident.”

Hamblin’s friends have come together to raise money for her family. They’ve put “Marli’s Miracle” on bracelets that they are selling in the community.

Marli's Miracle bracelets

Marli’s Miracle bracelets

The miracle refers to Hamblin donating her organs so other people may live. Money raised from bracelet sales will help Hamblin’s family pay for funeral costs and other expenses.

For more information on the bracelets click here.