Provo man accidentally drives over, kills young daughter
Accident • Father was hauling debris on the trailer on the side of the house, police say.
Published: August 9, 2013 08:37AM
Updated: August 8, 2013 10:43PM

A toddler died Thursday after Provo police say that a father accidentally drove a trailer over her.

The 39-year-old man was excavating on the side of his house on the 300 South block of 400 East, driving a SUV and pulling a trailer heavy with concrete and rocks. He drove forward and felt a couple bumps, but did not think much of them at first since he had felt bumps before, said Lt. Mathew Siufanua.

But his wife came out and found the 18-month-old girl, who was not immediately identified, Siufanua added.

The father called 911 at 8:17 p.m. and told them that he believed he ran over his child, Siufanua said. Emergency responders arrived and found the girl had died.

The police traffic-accident team was working on the scene trying to figure out exactly what happened, Siufanua said.

Twitter: @mikeypanda