A 2-year-old was killed late Sunday after the mother ran the child over with a car at a southeast Houston apartment complex, according to police.
The incident occurred around 10:15 p.m. at the The Lodge on El Dorado apartments in the 200 block of El Dorado Blvd.
Police said the mother was moving and parking the car when the child ran after the vehicle. The woman didn’t know the child was following her when she turned to move into a parking spot, Metro Video reported.
The mother struck the child, who was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police were testing the mother for intoxication overnight, but it’s not clear whether drugs or alcohol played a role.
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