Ex-NFL player driving truck that ran over, killed daughter

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2011 file photo, Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap warms up at NFL football training camp in Flagstaff, Ariz. Police say Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck his 3-year-daughter while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa Friday, April 14, 2017. Officials said the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Mesa police said impairment was not a factor. (AP Photo/Matt York)

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home.

The Arizona Republic reports that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa on Friday.

Officials say the girl was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Mesa police say impairment was not a factor.

Heap played for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. He also played at Arizona State University, where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection.

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