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.
A 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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