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Sarasota toddler dies after mother runs her over

Published:   |   Updated: January 9, 2014 at 07:47 PM

A Nokomis child was killed this afternoon when her mother accidentally ran her over with an SUV, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies were called to a home at 1001 Tarpon Court at approximately 4:35 p.m. According to a report, the couple at the home had just finished making a repair to their Honda Passport and the mother got into the vehicle to pull it forward.

The woman last saw her 20-month-old daughter playing on the porch, but the child had apparently wandered into the driveway and was run over by the vehicle, deputies said

Deputies and personnel from the Nokomis Fire Department and attempted to revive the child. The Sarasota County Fire Department transported the girl to Venice Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

Because the case is now a traffic homicide, the Florida Highway Patrol will take over the investigation, deputies said.

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