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Two year-old killed in Payson when family car runs over him

Levi Martinez
Levi Martinez with girl
Posted at 7:34 PM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 22:55:49-04

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.