Four-year-old runs over and kills sister with SUV

Tragedy struck a small town in Texas Sunday afternoon when a 16-month-old girl was killed after being run over by her 4-year-old brother.

“The girl’s 4-year-old brother managed to get in a truck and put it into neutral.  It rolled over this 16-month-old girl killing her instantly.  The children’s father was inside when this happened.” (Via KHOU)

According to investigators, the accident took place northeast of Dallas in Westminster, Texas when the family was loading the pickup truck before traveling to a relative’s house. (Via WFAA)

The children’s father ran outside after he heard the truck start, but it was too late.  The boy had already run over his sister and crashed into the neighbor’s fence. (Via The Dallas Morning News)

“It’s not the worst yet.  It’ll be when they can’t put her to bed tonight.  It’ll be one of the worst times for them.” (Via KXAS)

“Those are real good neighbors.  You know, I love them to death.” (via WFAA)

Local authorities say the investigation is ongoing.

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