Car rolls over, kills girl in Detroit driveway - WNEM TV 5

Car rolls over, kills girl in Detroit driveway

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A Detroit father accidentally killed his one-year-old daughter while backing a car from the driveway of the family's eastside home.

Detroit police Officer Keisha Beasley-Dorsey says Friday that the man didn't realize the child was behind his car when she was struck and rolled over about 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Michael Woody tells The Detroit News that the girl's older brother had yelled for their father to stop and attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation on his sister after she was hit. She was pronounced dead on arrival at a Detroit hospital.

Woody says it was not immediately clear if the girl made it out of the home on her own or if someone let her outside. Her father had been washing the car before the accident.

The incident remains under investigation.

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