14-Month-Old Dies After Being Run Over by SUV

Created: 07/07/2014 6:55 PM

(KSTP) -- A 14-month-old girl has died after being run over by an SUV in Brooklyn Center, according to Hennepin County Dispatch.

Authorities say it happened on the 5400 block of Colfax avenue north Monday just after 3 p.m.

A family member tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, a man was grilling and thought his SUV was too close to the grill. There were three kids outside in the driveway. The man said he saw two of the children move out of the way and thought the third child had moved as well. When he started backing up the SUV, he ran over the 14-month-old girl, killing her.

Police say this is a sad accident and a reminder drivers always need to be aware of their surroundings.

Authorities are still investigating and say the family is cooperating.