Officials identify child run over in driveway


first_img 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS — Coroner’s officials on Tuesday identified a 3-year-old boy who was killed when his father’s sports utility vehicle accidentally ran over the child Monday evening in what investigators were calling a tragic accident. The boy, identified as Maximino Torres Jr., apparently ran in front of his father’s 2003 Cadillac Escalade, which was just beginning to pull forward in the driveway of the family’s home in the 11600 block of Laurel Avenue shortly after 5 p.m., California Highway Patrol Officer Raquel Stage said. The toddler suffered major head trauma and died at the scene. An autopsy for the 3-year-old Santa Fe Springs boy was expected to be conducted Wednesday, coroner’s spokesman Craig Harvey said. Stage said the father had not been arrested or cited as of Tuesday, although an investigation was continuing. She said a preliminary investigation appeared to show that the father was not at fault. “The initial investigation suggests it’s just a tragic accident, a matter of the baby running out and the dad not seeing him,” said Stage. “It’s just an unfortunate accident.”last_img read more