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Sheriff: Father struck, killed 18-mo-old daughter backing out of driveway

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WAXHAW, NC (WBTV) -

Troopers with the North Carolina Highway Patrol are investigating after an 18-month-old girl was killed in a Union County accident.

According to North Carolina Highway Patrol officials, the child was struck by a Jeep that was being backed out of a driveway by her father on the 9400 block of Huey Boulevard, which is off of Providence Road in Waxhaw.

She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-Waxhaw, where she later died from her injuries.

One other person, whose name and age has not been released, was taken to the hospital, troopers told WBTV.

Captain Ronnie Whitaker of the Union County Sheriff Office called the incident a "tragic accident" and asked for people to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers. 

The family's name is not being released yet.

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