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Man Accidentally Runs Over, Kills Toddler-Age Daughter

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Police in Provo say a toddler has died after the girl’s father accidentally ran her over with a trailer.

Authorities say the 18-month-old girl was struck Thursday night when her father was hauling a trailer filled with rocks outside the family’s home.

Police spokesman Mathew Siufanua (SEE’-yoo-fah-noo-ah), who is not identifying the family, says the 39-year-old man drove forward and felt a couple of bumps. Siufanua says he didn’t realize he hit the child until his wife came out and found her.

The toddler died by the time emergency responders arrived.

Police are investigating how exactly the accident happened.

Siufanua says no alcohol was involved and no charges are expected in the case.

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