Father runs over, kills 18-month-old daughter

SANDOVAL COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – An 18-month-old girl is dead after her father accidentally ran over her Saturday.

Deputies say it happened at 6:00 p.m. Saturday when 34-year-old-old Ivan Cordova Jr. arrived at a camping spot near Cuba with his girlfriend and his daughter, Shantel.

Cordova and his father were trying to unload an ATV and needed to move a Chevrolet pickup that was parked behind the trailer the ATV was loaded on. Cordova told deputies he thought the child was in the RV with his girlfriend and began to back the pickup a few feet.

Efforts to revive the child were unsuccessful.

At this time investigators are working to determine if charges will be filed. Officials say alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

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