‘It’s a sad, unfortunate tragedy’; Girl, 12, runs over and kills younger brother, cops say

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The boy was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Cops say the family had planned on leaving the residence when the incident occurred.

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“It’s a sad, unfortunate tragedy,” a state trooper told News 6. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the family. “(That’s) the way we’re investigating it. Something like this is tragic.”

Police weren’t sure how the vehicle was placed in reverse.

The name of the victim wasn’t released.

A 12-year-old Florida girl accidentally ran over and killed her younger brother with an SUV in what police call an "unfortunate tragedy."

Florida Highway Patrol say a two-year-old boy was run over and killed by a Chevrolet Traverse in the driveway of an Orange County, Fla. home Wednesday night.

News 6 reported a girl had started the SUV to turn on the air conditioner when it was put in reverse and backed over the boy in the driveway.