Troopers: Father backs over, kills child

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

A 2-year-old child was killed Thursday after being accidentally run over by a truck driven by his father.

According to Florida Highway Patrol troopers, Jose Manuel Cruz was pulling out of his driveway in his utility truck when he realized he had forgotten something. Cruz then began backing up the driveway and accidentally ran over his son, troopers said.

Troopers said the child, Prince Cruz, was being watched by a 16-year-old babysitter at the time of the accident. They said the child somehow got out of the house and into the driveway without anyone's knowledge.

Prince was pronounced dead at the scene, troopers said.

The accident happened on Old Oak Tree Court in the Rosemont area of Orlando.

Troopers said the accident is still under investigation.