Toddler dies as dad’s pickup backs up in driveway

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In what the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office called a “tragic accident,” a toddler was hit and killed by a Ford pickup as the father backed out of the driveway.

Emergency responders rushed to the home in Otis around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said in a release. The pickup’s 51-year-old driver was backing up in the driveway of the home when his 15-month-old was hit.

The toddler was rushed to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital but was pronounced dead shortly before midnight.

The family is cooperating, officials said, and no criminal charges are pending.

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