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March 31, 2015

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Toddler dies after driver accidentally backs over him

Fatal accident

A man accidentally ran over a toddler boy Sunday night in an east valley neighborhood after the boy entered the path of a car being moved to a residential street.

Metro Police responded at 9:07 p.m. to the incident on East Pelham Court west of North Sacramento Drive. That location is south of Stewart Avenue and west of Lamb Boulevard, or about a mile northeast of the U.S. 95/East Charleston Boulevard interchange.

Authorities said the 22-month-old boy had followed the driver out of a home as he was going to move a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe onto Pelham Court. The boy had walked down the driveway and entered the Tahoe's path as the driver, 22-year-old Manuel Bermudez, was backing onto the roadway, police said.

The boy was run over by one of the vehicle's rear tires and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name wasn't being released early Monday.

The Metro Police Accident Investigation Section is investigating. This is the 76th traffic fatality this year in Metro Police jurisdiction.

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