Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Child Killed As Car Backs Out Of Garage

 PORT CHARLOTTE, FL. -- The Florida Highway Patrol has issued a final investigative report on the death of a child killed when a car backed out of a garage and ran over the 7-year old in March.

Trooper Jeffrey Hause and Homicide Investigator Cpl. John Benton said on March 26, 2013 a 2009 Hyundai Sonata driven by Terrence R. Hunter, 62 of Cambridge, Ontario was parked in a garage in Ackerman Avenue in Charlotte County, facing in an easterly direction. 

The car began backing slowly out of the garage in a westerly direction while also turning south along the curve of the driveway.

Ethan V. Estrada, 7 of Port Charlotte, FL was behind the car in an unknown orientation as the left front tire then backed over the child . The driver stopped immediately and the car came to final rest in the driveway, facing in an easterly direction.

The child was transported to Peace River Regional and later pronounced deceased. No charges were filed said the FHP.

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