PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The 7-year-old son of a Charlotte County deputy was killed after he was run over by a van backing down the driveway of a Port Charlotte home.
The Florida Highway Patrol reports that Ethan V. Estrada was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital following the Tuesday accident.
The boy was in the driveway when a 2009 Hyundai Sonata, driven by 62-year-old Terrence Hunter, of Ontario, Canada, began slowly backing out of a garage.
The FHP says as Hunter backed the van down the curving driveway, the left-front tire hit and rolled over the boy.
Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Prummell issued a statement Wednesday, extending his condolences to Deputy Kevin Estrada and his wife.