Retired NFL star accidentally kills 3-year-old daughter

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Retired Baltimore Ravens Pro-Bowl tight end Todd Heap accidentally killed his 3-year-old daughter Friday afternoon.

While moving his truck in the driveway of his Mesa, Arizona, home at about 3:45 p.m., Heap, 37, did not see his youngest child in front of the vehicle, and accidentally struck her.

According to police, the child was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Heap is a Mesa native who attended Mountain View High School, where he excelled in football before attending Arizona State University, where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection.

Todd Heap FamilyA first round NFL draft pick in 2001, Heap played professionally for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals until his retirement in 2012. He earned distinctions as an All-Pro tight end selection in 2003, and was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor in 2014.

The Ravens released a statement Saturday saying that “our thoughts and prayers are with Todd Heap and his family.”

Mesa police asserted that impairment was not a factor in the accident, and the investigation is continuing.

H/T: Daily Mail

 

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