Pro Footballer Accidentally Hits And Kills 3-Year-Old Daughter

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According to Mesa, Arizona, police, retired Pro Bowl tight end Todd Heap accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter on Friday afternoon, while moving his truck.

The incident occurred in the driveway of a home in the gated community of Las Sendas. Police responded to a call of a car/pedestrian accident about 3:45 p.m. and were told that the girl was on the driveway when Heap moved the truck forward and hit her.

The child was taken to a local hospital, where she died.

Officials say that Heap exhibited no signs of impairment and that investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Heap played for a decade with the Baltimore Ravens and two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2012.

We cannot imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley’s family feels right now,” the Ravens said in a statement. “This is knee-buckling news and an overwhelmingly sad tragedy. Our prayers, our thoughts and our hearts are with the Heaps, who have contributed so much to the Ravens and Baltimore community. We believe their deep faith and tremendous support from friends and family will help them through this unimaginable time.”

Our hearts go out to Todd, Ashley and the Heap family,” the Cardinals said in a statement. “It is a grief that is beyond words and one which no family should ever experience. Hopefully the prayers, love and support of their incredible group of friends and family provide them comfort that along with their strong faith will lead them through this unspeakably difficult time.”

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