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Police: Retired Pro Bowl TE Todd Heap accidentally killed young daughter moving his truck

TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Tight end Todd Heap #86 of the Arizona Cardinals practices in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Tight end Todd Heap #86 of the Arizona Cardinals practices in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PHOENIX -- Authorities say a former NFL player was moving a truck that ran over and killed his 3-year-daughter in the driveway of their suburban Phoenix home.

The Arizona Republic reported that police say Todd Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa on Friday afternoon.

Officials said the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.Mesa police said impairment was not a factor.

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Heap, a two-time Pro Bowler, played 10 seasonsfor the Baltimore Ravens and two for the Arizona Cardinals. He played at Arizona State University, where he was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection.

Wow, prayers to Todd Heap and his family right now during this time of absolute tragedy.

— Brian Cushing (@briancushing56) April 15, 2017

My heart is broken for Todd Heap and his family. One of the kindest persons I've ever met and a man who lives for his family.

— Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 15, 2017

Prayers for Todd heap and his family https://t.co/LAYi6StV5s

— shamarko thomas (@shamarko21ya) April 15, 2017

Praying for Todd Heap and his family. One of the nicest players I've been around during my scouting career. Can't imagine the pain.

— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 15, 2017

Oh my for Todd Heap and his family

— Pierre Garon (@PierreGarcon) April 15, 2017

Prayers up for Todd Heap and his family. Couldn't imagine the pain he and his family is feeling right now.

— Damon Harrison (@BigDame900) April 15, 2017

Please keep our @NFL brother Todd Heap and his family in your prayers! This is truly a tragic https://t.co/vuywRs4lFp

— Thomas Davis (@ThomasDavisSDTM) April 15, 2017