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Toddler dies after mom's car backs over him


Kirkwood, MO – A 15-month-old boy died Wednesday when he was struck by his mother's car as it was backing out of the driveway in St. Louis County.

An investigation continues but Kirkwood police say they doubt the woman will be charged. "Everything on our end appears that this is a tragic accident," police spokesman Tom Ballman said.

The accident happened around 8:30 a.m. Ballman said the woman thought the child was with her husband and out of harm's way. Instead, the boy was behind her in the driveway as she backed out.