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Grandmother: Toddler Hit by U-Haul ‘Was My World’

Posted November 17, 2007 6:00 p.m. EST
Updated November 17, 2007 11:08 p.m. EST

— Sanford police have called the death of a toddler, who was hit by a U-Haul, a tragic accident. Charges were not expected to be filed.

Police responded to 5337 Timber Ridge Drive Thursday afternoon and found that a trailer had rolled over Jordan Mekel Crump, 2. The boy's mother, Bianca Crump, took him to Central Carolina Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident happened while the mother and son were moving out of their apartment. Family members said Jordan was running around and playing near the U-Haul when the accident happened.

Jordan was outside alone and his mother was in the apartment, authorities said. They're still trying to figure out how the U-Haul started moving.

Family members spent Saturday making funeral arrangements for Jordan at Knotts Funeral Home in Sanford. They said it will not be easy getting over the loss.

“It’s going to take a long time,” said Ginger Pulley, Jordan’s grandmother. “That was my first grandson and only grandson. He was loved by everybody, and we got a very big family that loved him. And I don’t know how we’re going to get through it, but we will.”

Pulley said she was still in shock Saturday about what happened to her grandson.

“Jordan was a fun little kid, very smart, very fast, lovable, loved church. Jordan was my world,” she said.