1-year-old hit, killed as SUV backs out of garage

Posted at 2:29 PM, Apr 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-20 16:29:15-04

KEARNS, Utah — A 1-year-old boy is dead after being run over in a driveway in Kearns Saturday afternoon.

At approximately 12:51 police responded to the 5400 West block of Planada Way where a 46-year-old man had backed a Chevy Tahoe over the toddler, said Lt. Justin Hoyal with the Unified Police Department.

Hoyal said the child was playing in the front yard when somehow he ended up behind the vehicle.

The boy was transported to Intermountain Medical Center in extremely critical condition where he later died from his injuries.

The Crash, Analysis and Reconstruction Team is investigating the incident, Hoyal said, but it appears to be an unfortunate accident.