SARASOTA -- The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office reported a child was accidentally run over by a vehicle in the 1000 block of Tarpon Court in Nokomis at approximately 4:35 p.m. Thursday. The child was later declared dead.
The couple at the home had just finished making a repair to their Honda Passport SUV when the mother got into the vehicle to pull it forward.
She told deputies she had last seen her 20-month-old daughter playing with bubbles on the porch, but the child apparently wandered into the driveway and was run over by the vehicle.
Deputies arrived on scene along with the Nokomis Fire Department and attempted to revive the child. The Sarasota County Fire Department transported the toddler to Venice Regional Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
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As this is a traffic homicide, the Florida Highway Patrol will assume the investigation.