18-month-old dies after father backs over her in driveway



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WAXHAW, N.C. — The Union County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after an 18-month-old girl was run over in her own driveway.

Troopers were called to a Waxhaw home Monday afternoon after a little girl was hit by a vehicle.

The little girl was found unresponsive with head injuries.

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey told WSOC the girl’s father left the house, intending to run an errand, while his three young children were playing in the backyard.

When the father went back inside to grab his wallet, investigators said, the girl left the backyard and went to the driveway.

Authorities said when the father backed out of the garage, he struck the little girl.

Read more: WSOC

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