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Girl, 6, dies after her father allowed drunk 13-year-old girl to drive his truck

By Mason White 3:20 PM January 23, 2014

By: Debbi Gross
(Scroll down for Video) A Florida man was arrested after he allowed a family friend to drive his truck, while he was in the passenger seat.

The 13-year-old girl was supposed to move to truck from one part of the property to the front of the house.

However, instead of moving it forward, the girl put the vehicle in reverse, backing over 6-year-old Rebecca Courson with the rear tires of the truck, killing her.

The child’s father, David Russell Courson, 38, of Monticello, was arrested for the accidental death of his 6-year-old daughter.

The 13-year-old, who drove the truck at the time of the crash, is a friend of Russell’s older daughter.

An 8-year-old child was also in the truck at the time of the accident, according to police.

Police said that both Courson and the teen smelled from alcohol.

A bag of marijuana was also found inside the truck.