Toddler dies after being run over in driveway Saturday

Published 04/20 2014 02:40PM

Updated 04/20 2014 02:58PM

Unified Police
Unified Police/ABC 4 News
KEARNS, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) -- A 1-year-old boy died Saturday after he was backed over by a vehicle in the driveway Saturday afternoon.

According to Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal, the boy was playing with other children in the front yard of a home located near 2400 W. Planada Way. Hoyal said an adult was going to back up a Chevy Tahoe from the driveway and told the children to stay away from the vehicle.

Without the driver noticing, the boy ran behind the vehicle and was run over. Hoyal said the child was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in extremely critical condition and passed away shortly after.

Hoyal said officers are still investigating the incident.

"Right now it appears to be an unfortunate and tragic accident," he said.

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