An 18-month-old boy was killed Tuesday, April 20, after his father ran over him while reversing his pick-up truck.

The incident happened in the driveway of a home in Barrington, Illinois.

According to the police, the infant was outside their home with his mother and siblings when the horrifying incident happened. As the father was reversing his pick-up truck, the boy ran toward it and was run over by a front tire.

Neither of the parents saw the child approach the moving vehicle, police said.

"Just before the father began backing down the driveway the toddler ran toward the pickup, which nobody saw," Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli said.

The child, identified as Sebastian Kusnir, was rushed to the Good Shepherd Hospital by his parents.

Deputies responded to the hospital after the authorities reported about an infant being run over by a vehicle.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the infant had succumbed to his injuries. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The infant’s body was sent for an autopsy and the results were being awaited.

"This preliminarily appears to be a tragic accident," Covelli said.

The police initiated an investigation, following which they inspected the scene where the incident took place.

This is an ongoing investigation and no further details were available at the time of this writing.

In a similar incident, a 3-year-old died after being run over by a car driven by a 13-year-old girl in the Maine neighborhood.

The incident happened on Tamarack Circle, in the Friendly Village of Gorham mobile home park, on Wednesday, April 13. The toddler boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not clear as to whom the vehicle belonged to and how the minor girl got behind the wheel. The girl was reported to be alone in the vehicle.

The girl was not related to the deceased, Christopher Sanborn, Gorham Police Department chief said.

"Obviously, this is upsetting," the police chief said. "It's definitely a tough investigation to handle, a tragic incident, for sure, and my heart goes out to the family members. It’s unfathomable to have to deal with that sort of situation."

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