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Smith County Sheriff investigating one year old's death

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(KYTX) - A toddler was allegedly backed over and killed this weekend at a family gathering.

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is reminding parents to be careful.

The tragedy happened on Saturday nigh in the Chapel Hill community on County Road 290.

John Moore, with the Smith County Sheriff's Department, says a family member backed over the one-year-old in the driveway.


"Keep up with kids.. for just a second it's a tough job but you do have to keep your eye on kids. Everybody in house has to keep eye. It's a terrible tragedy,"  says Moore. 

 The child was taken to a Dallas hospital, where the child later died.

Child Protective Services tells us they're currently investigating, but they expect to close the case soon as a tragic accident.    

They want to remind everyone to check around their car before backing out of a driveway, especially when small children are around.

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