Toddler hit and killed by dad's car

Associated Press Published:

MANSFIELD-- A 2-year-old Ohio girl has been killed after her father accidentally hit her with his car in a Walmart parking lot.

Ontario police Chief Rodney Smith says the girl's 25-year-old father began driving forward too soon Saturday after his family got out of the car in front of a Walmart in Ontario in northern Ohio.

His daughter had not gotten out of the way and was hit.

Smith said 2-year-old Lanay Brooks was pronounced dead soon after at a hospital. He says Lanay suffered multiple traumatic injuries and that her autopsy will be performed Monday.

Richland County Coroner's investigator Bob Ball said the man kept repeating that he didn't see the girl.

Smith told the Journal News in Mansfield that the girl's death was a horrible accident.

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