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Toddler Dies After Grandmother Runs Him Over With A Lawnmower

​Police in Titusville, a town near the Kennedy Space Center, are investigating a gruesome tragedy this morning. Local police say a 19-month-old child was killed when his grandmother accidentally ran him over with a lawnmower.


Here are the details the Titusville Police Department released to Riptide: Local police were called around 11:50 a.m. to 4150 Navajo Lane in Titusville, in Brevard County.

They arrived to find the 19-month-old boy severely injured. The child's grandmother was towing the kid in some kind of a cart behind the mower, police say.

It's still not clear how the boy fell into the path of the mower, but he was hit by the moving blades before his grandmother could stop the machine.

The child was transported from to the Parrish Medical Center in Titusville where he was later pronounced dead.

No criminal charges have been filed and the case is still under investigation. The police aren't releasing the name of the victim or his grandmother in the meantime.

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David Minsky is a U.S. Navy veteran and Tulane graduate who has experience reporting on stories from California, South Florida, and the Deep South. He has also won some journalism awards. Email or tweet David with story tips and ideas.
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