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Father kills 3-year-old daughter by running her over with lawnmower

By Mason White 4:58 PM September 27, 2017
Lawnmower (illustration)
Lawnmower (illustration)
By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A father is devastated after killing his own child while riding a lawnmower, according to police in Alabama.

Autauga County police said that they launched an investigation into the death of a 3-year-old girl who was struck by her father’s lawnmower.

The incident unfolded on Sunday afternoon.

The father, who was not identified, was operating a lawnmower in the Pine Level community, which is located on Laurel Hill Road, while the child was on the grass.

At some point, the father reversed the lawnmower onto his 3-year-old daughter.

The girl was rushed to the Prattville Baptist Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The District Attorney’s Office said that there is no reason to suspect foul play, but an investigation is standard procedure when a child dies.