2-year-old girl struck, killed by truck pulling out of driveway in Freeport

Sierra Rains
Northwest Florida Daily News

FREEPORT — A 2-year-old girl was killed Tuesday when a pickup truck driver backed over her as the driver was pulling out of his driveway.

The crash occurred at 1:09 p.m. on County Highway 83A East near Powerline Road near Freeport, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. 

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The driver, a 35-year-old man from Freeport, was backing out of his driveway and failed to see the child as she approached his vehicle, according to FHP officials.