Toddler Killed As Car Backs Out Of Driveway


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Reported by: Sharon Phillips
Updated: 7/06/2011 10:56 pm Published: 7/06/2011 6:40 pm


JENKS— Authorities say a child has been killed by a vehicle backing out of a driveway in Jenks.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. George Brown says an emergency call came in about 1:45 p.m. Wednesday that 15-month-old Alexa Lambillotte, had been hit by a vehicle on private property near 125th Street and Elwood Avenue.

OHP says that Daniel Lambillotte was backing a Chevy Tahoe out of the driveway, when he accidentally ran over the child.

A grandfather grieving the loss of his baby granddaughter arrives at her parent’s home shortly after he got the news she had died.

Overcome with emotion, he collapses into my arms and starts to sob.

He says he was headed out of town when he heard that little Alexa was gone.

"I was on my way to Falls Creek Baptist Assembly to do a funeral just west of Oklahoma City when we got the word,” says her grandfather, Bobby Smith.

Through his tears, he begins to speak about the granddaughter who lit up a room when she walked through the door.

"She was the sweetest little girl on the earth. Without a doubt, the sweetest little girl on the earth, there was no question,” he says.

“She liked to be outside, she liked the water and to play in her little pool. She enjoyed playing with her toys you know and she enjoyed being with grandma and grandpa,” says Smith.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says this was a terrible accident.

Her father, Daniel was backing out of the driveway when he accidentally hit Alexa.

The family immediately brought her to the Jenks Fire Department.

Captain Lance Steward is almost too overwhelmed to give a statement about what happened.

"I know we started providing patient care right away. I don't know...it was pretty quick...Emsa arrived pretty quick and assisted,” says Steward.

Alexa was taken to St. Francis Hospital where she later died.

The family is asking that you pray for strength as they try to get through their unimaginable grief.


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