CLEARFIELD, Utah, June 10, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A 1-year-old child has died after being struck by a vehicle in the driveway of a home in Clearfield on Thursday morning.
Assistant Police Chief Devin Rogers told Gephardt Daily that at approximately 10:41 a.m., dispatchers received a report of an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred in a home driveway in the area of 1340 W. 1045 South.
“The 911 caller reported that a 1-year-old child had been run over, and was possibly deceased,” Rogers said. “When our officers arrived, they confirmed the child had received fatal injuries and was beyond any medical help.”
Initial information that officers gathered at the scene was that the family was preparing to go on a camping trip and the child was in a gated backyard, but as they went to move a vehicle in the driveway the child had somehow slipped through the gate, Rogers said.
“It appears at this point it was a tragic accident,” he added. “It doesn’t appear to be negligence or anything like that.”
Gephardt Daily will have more on this story if information is made available.