SANDY — A 2-year-old boy who was accidentally run over Sunday — by his father while he was trying to back a pickup truck out of the driveway — has died.
Leonel Alvarado was taken to Alta View Hospital shortly after the accident at about 6:45 p.m. near 9400 South and 500 East. He was pronounced dead at 7:03 p.m.
The child was on a grassy area next to the driveway as his father attempted to back one vehicle past another one, said Sandy Police Sgt. Justin Chapman. The father thought the mother, who had gone in the house, had taken the boy with her. The mother thought the father knew the child was still outside, Chapman said.
The father made a wide turn to get around the second vehicle and did not see the toddler, Chapman said.
Police are calling the incident a "tragic accident" and said no charges would be filed.
— Pat Reavy