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Mother hits child with car; identities released

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Simpson County Sheriff's Office says 7-year-old Mariyah Kemper was run over by her mother, Maria Carr in Simpson County, Monday. 

The 7-year-old died after her mother backed over her in an SUV in her driveway.

Sheriff Donald O'Cain, of the Simpson County Sheriff's Office, told the Associated Press that around 7 pm on Monday, Carr ran over Kemper  when the girl ran behind an SUV, as it was backing out of a driveway on Scarborough Road in Harrisville.

Kemper was airlifted to UMMC and pronounced dead at the hospital.

Officials say Carr did not realize that her daughter was outside and she ran behind the car as it was moving. 

Simpson County deputies are calling the death a tragic accident.

The accident is still under investigation. 

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