Dad accidentally backs over, kills 2-year-old son, FHP says - FOX 35 News Orlando

Dad accidentally backs over, kills 2-year-old son, FHP says

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

A 2-year-old boy died Thursday afternoon after his father accidentally backed over him in their driveway, troopers said.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol:

Just before 12:40 p.m., his father, Jose Manuel Cruz, had gotten into his 2003 GMC utility truck, parked facing forward in the driveway of their home on the 4800 block of Old Oak Tree Court in the Lockhart area.

Cruz, 52, drove forward down the driveway, but then realized he'd forgotten something and began to back up the truck. Unknown to Cruz, his son, who was being watched by a 16-year-old babysitter, had somehow gotten outside and was in the driveway.

Cruz's GMC backed over the toddler, troopers said. Prince Cruz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash is under investigation.

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