A 14-month-old toddler was killed today when his mother's vehicle backed over him in a driveway. Sheriff Jud Smith said the child's mother minutes before had dropped him off around noon at a relative's house on Bowman Terrace, and no one noticed that he had followed her back outside to her vehicle. She got back in it, started the engine and began backing out of the driveway when she realized the error too late. The sheriff said the incident is under investigation, but no charges are pending.
"Everything indicates at this point that it was a tragic accident," he said.