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Seven Springs father runs over daughter with car

A 15-month-old Wayne County girl was critically injured Wednesday morning when her father accidentally ran over her with a car in the family's front yard, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

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SEVEN SPRINGS, N.C. — A 15-month-old Wayne County girl was critically injured Wednesday morning when her father accidentally ran over her with a car in the family's front yard, the N.C. Highway Patrol reported.

Demarco Garner, of Camp Jubilee Road in Seven Springs, was unloading materials from his 1999 Cadillac Escalade. He then moved the vehicle forward and accidentally ran over Jaliyah Garner.

The child was taken to Wayne Memorial Hospital and then airlifted to Pitt Memorial Hospital where she was in critical condition.

The Highway Patrol said it does not expect to file charges.

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