Meningitis takes life of 5-year-old Thorntown girl

Madison Veach, a Thorntown Elementary School student, died March 8, 2019, from an apparent case of meningitis. (family photo, used with permission)

THORNTOWN, Ind. (WTHR) - The Boone County community is mourning the death of a little girl.

Madison Veach, 5, died from an apparent case of meningitis, according to our partners at The Lebanon Reporter.

She went to Thorntown Elementary School. Health officials do not know where she got sick.

Meningitis spreads through bodily fluids and people can carry it without showing any symptoms.

It causes a severe infection which can be deadly.

Because Madison's death was so unexpected, friends and family have set up a GoFundMe to raise money for medical and funeral costs. Click here if you would like to donate.

Read more about this case from The Lebanon Reporter.