EL PASO COUNTY — A three-year-old girl has died after being run over by a car in her driveway.
The incident happened around 9 a.m. Sunday at a home near Fontaine Boulevard and Lamprey Drive, in the Lorson Ranch area, southeast of Colorado Springs.
Colorado State Patrol says the driver was the girl's mother, a 27-year-old Colorado Springs woman whose name was not released.
According to officials, the 27-year-old got in the vehicle to reposition it in the driveway and as she was backing up, she stopped to let a car pass when the child unknowingly walked in front of the vehicle.
When the vehicle passed, the 27-year-old proceeded to drive forward, hitting the child.
The 3-year-old was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Drugs and alcohol are not believed to have been factors in the accident.
State Patrol is investigating.