14-month-old Kenner girl dies after father accidentally runs over her _lowres


A 14-month-old girl was crushed to death when her father accidentally ran over her with his car Wednesday morning, Kenner police said.

The toddler was identified by the Jefferson Parish Coroner’s Office as Judy Vasquez.

The girl’s parents went outside their home in the 2400 block of Taffy Drive about 9 a.m. to put coordinates into their car’s GPS and left the front door of the house open, said Sgt. Brian McGregor, a Kenner Police Department spokesman.

While the parents worked with the GPS, Judy crawled outside and under the car, McGregor said. Neither parent saw her leave the home, he said.

The father ran over her as he began to pull out of the driveway.

The girl was pronounced dead a short time later at Interim LSU Hospital in New Orleans.

Kenner police did not release the parents’ names.

McGregor said the incident appeared to be an accident so neither parent would be booked. The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office will review the case for possible charges, he said.

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