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12-year-old Pewaukee girl hit by car while riding bicycle dies

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Posted at 6:14 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 06:29:32-04

PEWAUKEE -- The 12-year-old girl who was hit by a car while riding her bicycle in Pewaukee last week has died, according to the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department.

Ashlyn Flegel was traveling northbound on Apple Tree Lane near Prospect Avenue last Tuesday when she went through a stop sign into the car's path, a witness said.

A 34-year-old Pewaukee woman driving the car, a Honda Civic, then struck the girl on Prospect. She was taken to the hospital via Flight for Life and died a week later.

Hundreds attended a vigil for Ashlyn earlier this week. Friends recorded the song "Fight Song" and said it's now Ashlyn's theme song.

“They were playing it for her in the hospital room and we thought she would rather hear it from her peers than someone who actually sings it," Winter Cianciolo said.

Many who attended the prayer vigil said they don't know Ashlyn or her family, they just wanted to show support.