Toddler struck, killed by vehicle backing out of driveway
MSP: Toddler struck, killed by vehicle backing out of driveway
Posted: Jun 18, 2012 1:51 PM EDTUpdated: Jun 18, 2012 1:56 PM EDT
Michigan State Police troopers said they are investigating a motor vehicle related death that happened Sunday night.
The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. on private property in Middle Beach Township as a vehicle was backing out of a driveway. Troopers said as the vehicle was driven in reverse, it struck a 2-year-old child who had been positioned directly behind the pickup truck in the driveway. Police said it does not appear that any adults were present with the child when the incident occurred.
The child's father, troopers and EMS personnel on scene attempted to administer first aid, but the child had succumbed to fatal injuries. Authorities identified the boy as Carter-James Barron.
Troopers said preliminary, on-scene investigation revealed alcohol may have been a factor in the incident.
Once troopers complete their investigation, the Osceola County Prosecutor's Office will review the case for possible charges.
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