- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 14, 2016

MENDENHALL, Miss. (AP) - Simpson County deputies are calling the death of a 7-year-old girl a tragic accident.

Sheriff Donald O’Cain says a woman ran over her daughter Monday evening when the girl ran behind an SUV.

O’Cain says the accident happened near the Harrisville community, northwest of Mendenhall.

The sheriff said the child was taken by helicopter to University Medical Center in Jackson where she was pronounced dead.

O’Cain has not released the names of the mother and daughter.

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