Sheriff: Father Accidentally Runs Over His Child

WAXHAW, N.C. -- An 18-month-old girl died in the hospital after being run over by her father in the driveway of their home.

The Union County Sheriff's Office says they were called out just before 4 p.m. to the 9400 block of Huey Boulevard in reference to an 18-month-old who had been run over.

The Sheriff's Office tells NBC Charlotte the girl's father was backing his Jeep out of the carport when he ran over his18-month-old daughter.

The child was transported to a hospital in Waxhaw, officials say, where she later died.

The names of those involved, including the deceased toddler, have not been released.

Union County Sheriff's Captain Ronnie Whitaker says, "This is a tragic accident."

He also asked that the public keep the family in their thoughts and prayers.

The scene was off of Providence Road South, in the southern part of Union County, just north of the South Carolina line.


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