UPDATE: 3-year-old dies after being backed over by family vehicle

UPDATE 1:45 p.m: The 3-year-old girl has reportedly died after succumbing to her injuries, Santa Clara-Ivins Police Officer Chad Holt said.

IVINS – A 3-year-old girl was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after a tragic accident occurred in the 1175 South area of Ivins.

Responders at the scene of an accident where a 3-year-old was backed over by a truck, Ivins, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News
Responders at the scene of an accident where a 3-year-old was backed over by a truck, Ivins, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

“It appears it’s every parent’s nightmare,” Santa Clara-Ivins Police Chief Bob Flowers said. “It looks as if the child was backed over as the father was pulling out of the driveway. Just a horrible accident.”

The incident is still under investigation, but Flowers said it appears the little girl’s father was backing out of the family driveway in his truck; the child was riding a small tricycle behind the vehicle and the father did not see her. The truck hit the child, Flowers said, and it appears the little girl became trapped beneath the vehicle.

“It’s just a big family truck,” Flowers said. “It’s just a horrible, horrible accident. You’ve got a child riding her bike and her dad probably heading to work and thought his child was in the house, probably.”

The little girl was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George. Flowers said he didn’t know the extent of her injuries at the time of this publication, but there was a great deal of blood at the scene and it appeared the child was in critical condition when she was transported to the hospital.

Responders remove the little girl's tricycle from beneath the vehicle, Ivins, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News
Responders remove the little girl’s tricycle from beneath the truck, Ivins, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 | Photo by Cami Cox Jim, St. George News

As of approximately 11 a.m., Flowers said the parents of the child were on their way to the hospital and he had not yet spoken with the little girl’s father about the incident.

“We’ve got some people watching the (family’s other) children,” Flowers said. “They’re fairly traumatized.”

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

This story will be updated as new information is received.

Ed. note: Please take a moment before commenting; today is not the day for unrestrained lack of kindness.

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84 Comments

  • real life October 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Just horrible. Thoughts are with the family.

  • laytonian October 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Please, parents. Watch your children! That’s the TRUE pro-life way!

    • Meg October 16, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Use some, tact, not the time to be lecturing. It’s common sense but at the same time accidents happen. Don’t be a judgy judgerson, even the most “with it” person can have an off day!

  • Senior Fun October 15, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    This is a good family, very beautiful kids. The parents are very caring and kind. This accident will have a great effect on their family but they will make it. I know people will read this and feel the need to declare how much better they are than these parents or point out every little thing and demean them in every way possible. Such comments, while immanent, don’t help the family and don’t make you look more perfect than you think you already are. A horrible accident that both these parents would give their own loves to take back has occurred. Please be sensitive in you comments.

    • Hunter October 15, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      It’s possible to have empathy for the pain this family is going through while still acknowledging that this was not an accident. It was carelessness.

      • laytonian October 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        Exactly, Hunter.

        Of course we have empathy BUT I have a lot more for the child who lost her life due to sheer carelessness. LOOK at that truck in the picture!

        But hey, what do I know? I am pro-life.

        • Robb Willie October 15, 2014 at 3:48 pm

          Pro-life? No, you’re just an insensitive jerk.

      • Senior Fun October 15, 2014 at 2:43 pm

        No one is saying you can’t think what you want, it’s a request to suppress saying anything that draws attention to yourself..like it was careless. It wasn’t careless, it was an accident. We know you and anyone else who make similar comments are above everyone else, but please try and show some self-control.

        • kat October 15, 2014 at 8:48 pm

          and if you dont like Utah, or its wonderful people, or what they drive, then why are you here???? the road goes back the way it came ya know!!!!!!. We certainly wont miss such a perfect, cruel and ignorant person such as yourself

        • kat October 16, 2014 at 8:17 am

          Mr Hunter I am responding again to apologize for my comments… You are a child of God also and a very confused one… I just hope that when your world falls apart, that those around you will comfort and support you and not criticize or judge you… crisis happens to us all..

          • Hunter October 22, 2014 at 9:57 am

            Kat, I’m not sure what comments you made in response to anything I posted, as when the chains get longer it’s hard in this format to trace them back. In going back and reading others’ comments, it’s odd to me the attributions they made to anything I said. I never once said I didn’t feel any empathy for this family or this father. I acknowledged the profound pain they are (and will) go through for some time. It seems where people really took issue was with my point that wringing our hands and calling this an unavoidable accident isn’t reality. I think that’s more a commentary on the commenters than the family. I can’t affect how people will internalize or interpret a comment. None of us can. But my point all along has been that these backovers are 100% avoidable accidents, yet the only time we read about them are in articles when tragedy strikes. Then everyone moves on until the next one. Utah falls 5th in the nation in the number of children killed in this manner (behind CA, TX, FL and GA), and actually ranks 1st on a per capita basis. I’d love to see St. George News do a piece that highlights this danger and the very simple steps you can take to prevent a backover, such as acknowledging your “blind zone,” having a family protocol for leaving the house, doing a walkaround prior to getting in the vehicle, etc. Pointing these things out doesn’t make one a troll or heartless, and to those who say “too soon,” I would argue “too late.”

      • kat October 15, 2014 at 8:03 pm

        its amazing that there are perfect people in the world who can judge this kind of thing… I truly hope you never have a careless accident… you are either very ignorant or quite evil

      • Judy October 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm

        You do not need to point that out, it’s just a tragedy! Hopefully you are never called to deal with such a thing.

    • labtcb October 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you-very well said.

      • labtcb October 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        CLARIFY- MY COMMENT ‘VERY WELL SAID’ WAS FOR SENIOR FUN.

  • Daisy October 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    My heart aches for this family. Every parent’s worst nightmare. Accidents can happen to anyone, including haughty persons who criticize. The loss of this beautiful little girl will forever break the hearts of her family 🙁 Prayers for this family.

    • Hunter October 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Daisy, it’s not about being haughty. It’s about reading these stories with increasing frequency and getting a bit fed up. It’s recognizing that people continue to get more and more distracted by life’s little things with tragic results. These tragedies are occurring with more and more frequency, and simply throwing up our hands and saying “accidents happen, how sad” isn’t going to prevent the next one. Parents of small children need to have a plan to keep them safe. With little ones running around, this would include something along the lines of a “you’ve got the ball” with your spouse before leaving or moving a car, a walkaround (yes, even if you have a back-up camera) to ensure toddlers aren’t nearby or in range of getting hurt. Look, nobody is insinuating the father did this on purpose, and I can’t even begin to fathom the horror he’s feeling. But, to chalk it up to an uncontrollable accident means this little girl dies in vain.

      • that guy October 15, 2014 at 3:34 pm

        I agree it is a sad and terrible accident, A simple walk around the vehicle could have avoided this. Please be aware of what is behind or around your vehicles. Do a walk around every time, you may know where your children are (or think you know) but they are quicker then you think, and do not always recognise danger. And even if you do know where all your children are. What about a neighbors child? If you can not see behind your vehicle make it a habit to look.So sorry that this had to happen. A familys life has been changed forever. Think of them keep them in your prayers. Nothing will bring their little angel back. But incidents like this can be avoided in the future, because nothing is so important. That you can not take a minute to look before you start to move your vehicle.

      • the dude October 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm

        Im sorry but the only one who said accidents happen was the police chief, the parents have said nothing. The problem is everyone taking this article which has very little information written in it, and coming up with thier own ideas of waht hapoened. I know this family and my heart is broken for them. My kids played with thier kids. This family was as close to the perfect family that you could ever know and dont deserve this. Your logical assesment comes from a good perspective, it lacks compassion.

      • Usually Annoyed October 15, 2014 at 5:17 pm

        Hunter: could’ve, should’ve, would’ve. I’m sure this poor father and everybody involved is aware of the could’ve should’ve and would’ve. Get off your pedestal and keep the negative to yourself. Everybody is human. This poor family needs support, not a self righteous person ready to condemn people for very unfortunate events.

      • bob October 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

        it’s about reading world-class jerks like you commenting with increasing frequency and getting a bit fed up.

  • Saddened Parent October 15, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    My heart is breaking for this family. No one has the right to judge these people in this difficult time. Laytonian, your comment was rude and uncalled for, you do not know the details of what happened, therefore you should not make inconsiderate comments. Heaven forbid anything like this ever happen to you or someone close to you, because the negative comments will come and then how will you feel?

    • Saddened Parent October 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      you are right, if YOU backed over your own child you would deserve all the comments directed at you for being a judgmental Ahole.

      • Saddened Parent October 15, 2014 at 3:55 pm

        No, I’m sorry you wouldn’t deserve that, no parent would. It was an accident, plain and simple. I’m sure he did not go out this morning with the intent to run his baby over. He is going through enough right now without all of us playing judge/jury also.

      • laytonian October 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

        You are CORRECT!
        I would certainly deserve that. But, it won’t happen.

        Some of us work harder for our kids. Myself, I’ve been cut nearly in half to save my child’s life … so I have a huge idea about what efforts people can take to save a life.

  • Erin October 15, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I can’t imagine how awful that father must feel. Sending prayers and well-wishes for the whole family.

  • You October 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Eat $…*
    *Ed. ellipses

  • el jefe October 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    This is just tragic. A 3 year old child, innocent in life. Just breaks my heart. Prayers for the family.

  • bigwill October 15, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    You’re Ignorant…

  • Sarah October 15, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    You comment shows a true lack of intelligence. Period.

  • Sarah October 15, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Your*

  • Nixon_Youth October 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Manners!…..When tradgedy befalls your family, would you want people making stupid comments… Everyone’s a toughie behind the keyboard, but believe me, if you were in this families presence, you wouldn’t pop off like that…

  • Brendon Gunn October 15, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Some people have no heart. Keep your mouths shut about this. This man is going to be living in hell over this for the rest of his life. SHUT UP

    • Sheri October 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thank You!
      I can’t comprehend these horrific comments!
      Let’s Love & Support each other instead of Judging & putting others down!

    • Usually Annoyed October 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      I agree! This poor man will be judging himself, criticizing himself, and condemning himself for the rest of his life. The anonymous trolls need to get a life and pray for this poor man and his family.

  • jason October 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I know this family well. my heart goes out to them . they are good loving parents. laytonain you are and a#@.

  • Sheri October 15, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Thank You Senior Fun!
    I know them as well and they are Amazing Parents!
    Accidents can happen to any one of us!
    Please don’t post if your going to make Judgements!
    Non of us perfect and this Family needs ALL the Love and Support the can receive!
    As Senior Fun said I Know they would Give their Own Lives to take this Tragedy Back!
    Please be understanding and don’t Judge and let’s band together to give this Family what they need, All Our Love And Support!
    Thank You!

  • Bethany October 15, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    So sad. Every parents worst nightmare. Give your kids a kiss and be grateful it wasn’t your family that has to go through this loss. No one ever thinks it will happen to them.

  • Julie October 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Prayers for the family and father. So sorry for such a tragic accident.

  • Shonky October 15, 2014 at 4:16 pm

    Watch your children. An adult should be watching a child at all times, especially outside. Don’t just let your child play outside by cars by there selves. Sad!!

  • Lance October 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Horrible, it’s a shame when some people are so weak they cannot avoid getting their jollies at the expense of the dead. Maybe Dixie has a troll ethics course for you.

  • Billy the Kid October 15, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Don’t just because you can’t afford one!

  • Brent Skinner October 15, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    How to prove you are heartless jerkoff. 1-show zero compassion when someone loses a child. 2-make moronic assumptions about a situation of which you have zero facts. 3-use the screen name Laytonian or Josh Dalton. Seriously, you guys are despicable. Strong words from cowards and critics with a keyboard. I suppose we have all failed to realize that only those who drive trucks are capable of accidentally running someone over. The ignorance of your comments is unbearable. How many thousands of times would you say he has backed out a driveway without incident? It’s pretty easy for a child to walk out and get on their bike and not be seen. One horrible accident and suddenly you want to paint someone as careless and make idiotic comments? So he’s guilty of owning a truck. I guess we all better sell our trucks and covert to a Passat. They are never involved in accidental deaths. Oh wait….

    http://www.kshb.com/news/region-kansas/overland-park/teen-driver-hits-2-pedestrians-in-overland-park-man-killed

    Follow Brendons advice above.

    • Mars October 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

      Brent,
      well said. I love all the courage they have behind a keyboard.

    • Judy October 16, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      here here!! Well said.

  • Firegal October 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Yes people you need to keep your trap shut, what would you say or do if it was one of your family or family members…..yup the grass is always greener on the other side but when its on your own yard things are different…..My prayers are with the family, I know how it feels…been there

  • San October 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    I will say what no one else reading this will….you are such a jerk. Don’t tempt karma. This can happen to anyone, good parents included. This is not a time to judge the parents. Your point about the backing camera (especially on a truck this large) might have been well taken had it not been so acrid. Poor baby. Poor family.

  • Aimee Hansen October 15, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Really? What is this world coming to when a family has lost a child and people just can not wait to throw out hurtful, negative comments THE SAME DAY! Stop it!!!!! Show some compassion! I am disgusted. I have contacted an employee at St. George News requesting a filter for grieving families. Too bad I have to go to that length – what if it were you?

  • ladybugavenger October 15, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Breaks my heart. So sad for the family. Terrible accident.

  • Christine S October 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    I’m so sorry for this family. This is my worst nightmare and I am religious about know where my kids are when I’m leaving the house. I can’t imagine having to live with this. 🙁

  • Visiting Anthropologist October 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    Such a sad story. I send condolences to this family…

  • Visiting Anthropologist October 15, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I send condolences to this family…such a sad story.

  • Terrible October 15, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Hunter ,very well put. Is horrible what happened. Wish all well to family.

  • Bobber October 15, 2014 at 6:09 pm

    Lets not forget that the victim was the small child, not the parents. Don’t know if this is on the same level as the hot car incident, but still terrible. Please people, keep track of your small children, don’t just turn them loose!

  • M and M cookies October 15, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    I feel sorry for the family, but why wasn,t th mother looking to ak care where her children are ?? If you have. Hidden watch them, a 3yr old outside with out a parent is dumb.. It was a bad accident and I feel sorry for the father, but come on,watch our children.. I see kids playing in the road all the time and no one is around…don,t have kids if ou are not responsible enough…

  • My Evil Twin October 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    While I agree that a few of the comments on here are totally unreasonable, I have to strongly disagree with all the pollyanic comments from the family’s supporters. I’m not throwing stones at the family, I’m sure they are going through their own personal he11 right now.
    But I am throwing stones at people who call stuff like this “an unavoidable accident.” Trying to make it seem like it just could not be helped. People are so quick to duck responsibility for their own actions. (I am NOT saying this father is doing this, I’m talking about all the defenders on here.)
    This country has forgotten what being responsible means. You make a mistake, you own it. You don’t have a bunch of namby-pamby do-gooders patting you on your little head and saying, “there there, it is all right. It was just an accident.” Some of us on here are trolls, plain and simple. But some of us on here are definitely not trolls, we are people who work or have worked as emergency responders, we have seen all kinds of stuff that most folks never see in a life time. So when we come on here with “negative comments,” it isn’t just being “mean spirited.” It is done in the hopes that others will see what happened, and realize that it CAN HAPPEN TO THEM.
    I know some of you will be totally unable to accept this, and when your own personal he11 does come along, and it will, you will be casting around for someone or something else to take the blame.
    My heart goes out to this father, and to the whole family. MISTAKES happen all the time, and we make our own mistakes. There is seldom anything that can be called a true ACCIDENT.

    • Marcbeth October 15, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      Accident: an unfortunate incident that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury.

      yes this is an accident.
      I admit, stories like this make me check what I do and make changes if needed. I now keep my purse in the back seat so I won’t forget my child inside and I will do a walk around my car before I get in. Reading the story helped me make better choices. Reading the comments did nothing except make me sad/angry that so many people seem heartless

    • Bobber October 16, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Wow Evil, I agree 100%

  • kat October 15, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    What kind of world do we live in, I cant believe what I am reading… In the last days the love of many will wax cold… We are here… My husband accidentally ran over and killed our little boy who was also a 3 year old… There is no pain in the world that can compare… And the fact that some people can not offer empathy is frightening.. You are the one in a bad place, I truly feel sorry for cruel people.. My heart and prayers go to the family and especially the father…

    • Marcbeth October 15, 2014 at 9:19 pm

      Kat I am truly sorry for your loss. As i rock my sweet little girl to sleep i cry and cry for this family. I can’t even imagine how they must be feeling.
      I agree…it’s scary how hateful people are. Signs of the times though I guess. I don’t know what’s worse? Natural disasters or the hardening of hearts </3

  • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Ed. note: Please take a moment before commenting; today is not the day for unrestrained lack of kindness.
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  • Marcbeth October 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Back in the 50’s my grandpa accidently backed over my uncle as he was leaving for work. (My uncle ran out to say bye and my grandpa didn’t see him come out) I think he was 5. The tire ran over his head. Luckily he survived. Unfortunately accidents like this have and still do happen (even before modern technology)
    Yes there are things we can do to help prevent it. ..back up camera, checking around the car, making sure door is locked behind you so little kids dont follow you out. I’m sure the dad is thinking of everything he should’ve done differently.
    The loss of a child is unimaginable. This family doesn’t need to hear from us the mistakes they’ve made. They know. What they need is love, compassion, and support.
    After some time (and many hurtful rants from people like you) we’ll all go on with our lives (until the next accident happens and your claws come back out). Meanwhile this poor family will still be mourning the loss of their little girl…keep that in mind.
    I can not believe what I see people say online. Are you guys really this nasty in person? Or do you think hiding behind the anonymity of Facebook gives you the right to be so hateful and mean. Do you speak to your spouses this way? Your parents? Your Kids? What if someone else did? Please be kinder, better people than you’re being today. Our world needs that.

  • Swaggy October 15, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Very very sad… A community grieves with the family of this precious young child.

  • Red Rocker October 15, 2014 at 9:40 pm

    America has come to a pathetic state of affairs when the people argue and insult each other over the accidental death of a child.

  • Voice of Reason October 15, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    Remember folks, you don’t have to read the comments.

  • John October 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Life is fragile. We do not know you but are prayers are for you. May God bless you in this sad time. So sorry!

  • Cliftor October 15, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    Here is a novel idea. Instead of criticizing or blaming, instead of condemning or praising, instead of venting or even praying, how about we come together as a community and do whatever we can to help, support, sustain, and anything else we can to relieve even a little bit of the suffering of this family who are members of our small community. Once they are even beginning to find a little light at the end of the long, arduous, incredibly dark tunnel they will be traveling through for the foreseeable future then we can work together to help increase awareness and help educate our fellow citizens. Working together constructively, maybe we can make a real difference instead of trying to divide ourselves into groups who think we know all the answers. So I started today, with some incredible neighbors, by having two of the siblings of this beautiful little girl who lost her life today come to my house to play with our puppies to try to give them a little joy in their time of suffering. Several of my amazing co-workers got together and arranged for flowers, treats, meals, playtime, and discussions of long term support for the family. What did you do?

  • gretch October 15, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    It’s ok to be angry.

    It’s never ok to be cruel.

    *slowly shakes head*

    I’m embarrassed to be from this community this evening.

  • Linda October 16, 2014 at 8:20 am

    I want to send my deepest sympathies to this family, prayers, hugs, and blessings, It was nothing more than a tragic accident, could of happened to anyone with small children. there is no blaming here, I am sure the father is doing enough of that on his own. as sad as it is, God must have needed the Little Angel home. again my deepest sympathies, and prayers for strength. I am truly sorry for the loss of your Little Girl.

  • Sandra October 16, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Who helps these grieving parents? Who do they turn to? Can they turn to each other? Will the mother blame her husband for the death of her beautiful little girl? Will she blame herself for not keeping her eye on her? Will the husband blame himself and feel “unworthy” to approach the family he has permanently and irreparably broken? YES. All of this and more! This will be a watershed moment in this couple’s marriage and will either bring them closer or will drive them apart. Without the comfort of a partner with whom you are emotionally intimate, there IS no one to turn to.
    This is a tragic event for every member of this family for several generations. Debating whether this is an accident or carelessness is an exercise in futility. It serves no purpose except to pass judgement. NO judgement or criticism by any other person will surpass the amount of judgment and criticism this family will heap upon itself.

  • Tawnja October 16, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    I am so sorry for your grief and loss. May your family be blessed with peace and comfort. My prayers are with you.

  • Jamal Lewis Marshdale October 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Prays and love to the family. May you all be forgiven for your negitive comments. I do believe that the most of you understand the meaning of true parental neglect. Every time you people look in the mirror, you see the neglected child, neglected by poor parenting.

  • Alice October 16, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    My prayers go out to this dear family. We all start out each day, not knowing what could change our lives forever. It happens in the blink of an eye. I can only imagine the urge the mother and father have to just hold their little girl one more time. Such a tragedy, for the whole family as well as the child that died. My heart aches for them, so, so hard. I’m so glad they have family here to help them, and friends and neighbors that love them and do whatever they can to help. Bless this family.

  • Pink October 16, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    This neighborhood is not far from mine. There is a beautiful tribute going on, hundreds of pink lights shining in honor of this sweet little girl. The homes have put pink bulbs in their outdoor lights, it is really quite touching to see the love and support.

  • No more October 16, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    as a reader of this web page I would like to know why you can’t control the comments made on these stories especially about dead children. I am all for free speech, but just because someone has the right doesn’t mean you(stgnews.com) has to give it to them. If they want to say negative things about stories like this then let them get their own blog or web page. We have plenty of stories in Washington County that people can post their negative comments on, but using this sad story to attack people is really pathetic. I know that the editor can make a decision about how comments are posted and I ask that you think long and hard about changing your policy. It just isn’t right to make stories about the death of a child (accident or not) a breeding ground for negativity, that’s what stories about politics and religion are for.

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic October 17, 2014 at 8:43 am

      Actually, in this case, we have, NM. I have even posted an ed. note to the page, and continue to revisit for any that are inappropriate in the moment.
      Ed. note: Please take a moment before commenting; today is not the day for unrestrained lack of kindness.
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      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

      • Andy October 17, 2014 at 9:24 am

        Thanks Joyce. I have noticed the editing. Of all the situations that censorship has been requested, this time seems appropriate. Although, I would think the family is putting themselves through a much deeper hell than anyone here can condemn them to, and hopefully they are not spending their precious time together worrying about what a bunch of anonymous strangers think.

  • Jon doe October 16, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    You stupid arrogant people who think this father didn’t love his child!!!!! I know this man and all u stupid heartless people with all the negativity and extremly rude comment can go back to where u came from!!!! We are all human and everyone makes mistakes and accidents . How dare u speak this way about this extremly sad situation. This is not your life this is not your family having to hold tight to each other to stay afloat. U want drama in your life that’s fine go drive your car into the virgin river . We don’t need anymore in ours . I pray for this family and shed tears and hold tight to my loved ones . My God give u peace and understanding .

  • A Mom October 17, 2014 at 11:59 am

    My heart goes out to this family.
    Losing a child, no matter the circumstances, creates an endless void that time doesn’t fill. Their birthdays are horrificly painful. I am already dreading the Holidays. You have a new anniversary every year that takes weeks to prepare for, and weeks to recover from. The worst part may be having to see your other children in unbelievable pain that you can do nothing to ease.
    One moment in time. A lifetime of regret.

  • SoSad October 17, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    I am so truly sorry for this family……..as a mother who has lost children, I can not imagine losing one in this horrific way. May God bless this family, and help them to pull together in this most difficult time.

  • joanna October 18, 2014 at 6:27 am

    The picture of that little pink bike is heart wrenching. Lots of love to this family. I hope the father can grieve properly and find some semblance of normal again someday. This is one of those situations where you’d give about anything to take away someone’s pain.

  • Grim October 21, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Talk about tragic. My god… my heart goes out to them all, that poor family and father. I’m not sure I could live with myself had that been me.

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