PAYSON, Utah — Two-year old Levi Martinez was killed by a family member moving a car in the driveway of the home when preparing to set off fireworks.
Tammy Martinez shared these memories of Levi with FOX 13:
He was such a happy boy and wanted to do everything his older cousins was doing, and that's how the tragic accident happened--he was trying to learn to ride a scooter. . . he was only with us for a short time, but left us a lifetime of memories. We love you Levi!
Payson Police and emergency responders were dispatched to the accident scene in the area of 400 S 400 East.
Life saving measures were unable to save his life, as his injuries were too severe.
There is no indication that this was other than a tragic accident.
His mother Samantha Martinez sent FOX 13 these thoughts about her son:
You were my ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. There wasn’t a time in your life you weren’t laughing and smiling! I just want you to know Levi jay that mommy and daddy love you so much and miss you more than anything.
There is a GOFUNDME site established for the Levi Martinez Memorial Fund.