Tragedy struck a Springer family Tuesday night when their 18-month-old was accidentally run over.
The Carter County Sheriff’s office received a call of a child being run over by a vehicle at 9:04 p.m. Tuesday Near Mt. Washington. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Carter County Sheriff Chris Bryant said one of the child’s parents accidentally ran over the child in the driveway.
“It’s a very unfortunate and sad situation,” Bryant said. “It’s been a gloomy day all day dealing with something like this. Our thoughts and prayers go out to their family.”
The child’s body has been sent to the medical examiner in Oklahoma City and the case report has been sent to the DA’s office for farther review.
Bryant said he put the family up in a hotel for the time being so that they don’t have to be near the scene of the incident.