Ex-NFL Player Accidentally Kills Daughter, 3

Police say Todd Heap hit girl with truck
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2017 7:45 AM CDT
Arizona Cardinals' Todd Heap warms up at NFL football training camp Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in Flagstaff, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – Tragedy for Todd Heap: Police say the former NFL tight end accidentally killed his 3-year-old daughter while moving a truck outside his home in Mesa, Arizona, ESPN reports. Police say they were told the girl was on the driveway outside the home Friday afternoon when Heap hit her while moving the truck forward. Heap, who grew up in Mesa, played for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals before retiring in 2012. Police say they do not believe impairment was a factor in the accident, which is still being investigated, the Arizona Republic reports. (Read more Todd Heap stories.)

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