Toddler dies after being struck by vehicle

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Associated Press

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 9:03 AM

WESTMINSTER, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has been killed after her 4-year-old sibling struck her with a vehicle.

John Norton, a spokesman with the Collin County Sheriff's office, told The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/16zSawz ) that around 1 p.m. the older child got the keys to a pickup while their father was inside getting things to pack the truck. The child started the engine and put the truck into neutral. It rolled forward, striking the 16-month-old girl and running into a neighbor's fence.

Norton says the father ran outside when he heard the truck start, but didn't reach it in time.

Westminster is about an hour north of Dallas.

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Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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