SUV backs over toddler in central Fla.

Published: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 10:56 a.m.

APOPKA, Fla. — A 2-year-old girl is dead after a sports utility vehicle driven by a 16-year-old relative backed over her.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the accident happened Wednesday afternoon when the child ran behind the vehicle as the teen was backing up.

Orlando television station WESH reports the family had been preparing to celebrate the child's second birthday this weekend. The death is being treated as an accident.

Troopers say the teen had been moving the SUV to clean the driveway.

Authorities say the teen does not have a license. He has not been charged.

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