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Pasco 4-year-old dies after being run over by mom

Published:   |   Updated: October 10, 2013 at 06:56 AM

A 4-year-old Hudson girl died this afternoon when her mother ran over her near their home, the Florida Highway Patrol said.

Michelle Ivancsits was transported to Bayonet Point Medical Center in Hudson where she died, troopers said.

At around 4 p.m., Michelle was in her mother's 2002 Pontiac Aztek at their home, 14906 Flowers Drive, Apt. 1, in Hudson.

Cathy Jo Ivancsits, 38, pulled out of the driveway when her husband, David Ivancsits, came out and approached the driver's side of the car, troopers said.

They had a brief conversation. While they talked, Michelle Ivancsits got out of the car and walked to the front of the Pontiac Aztek, troopers said.

When Cathy Jo and David Ivancsits finished their conversation, Cathy Jo Ivencsits pressed the car's accelerator and ran over her daughter. troopers said.

The highway patrol is investigating to determine if the incident was alcohol-related.

Charges against Cathy Jo Ivancsits are pending, troopers said.