2-Year-old dies after truck runs over her in driveway

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PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Police Department reports that a 2-year-old died after she was run over by a pickup truck near 42nd Avenue and Latham Street Thursday morning.

According to police, a family friend was watching three children and they were going to go out for pizza. The woman was loading the infant into the truck, which was in front of the house, and told the other two kids to wait inside the home.

"Unfortunately, the kids didn't wait inside the house and the 2-year-old unsuspectedly walked out into the driveway," Detective Cindy Scott said.

The woman pulled the truck into the driveway and as she backed up the truck to readjust, she ran over the girl.

The child was taken to St. Joseph's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

"This is a tragic accident," Scott said.

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