New Jersey Man Allegedly Ran Over and Killed 12-Year-Old Babysitter

A New Jersey man ran over and killed his 12-year-old babysitter while turning his truck around on an upstate New York road, according to police.

George Ford Jr., 42, of Piscataway, N.J., was charged Sunday with first-degree felony reckless endangerment after the death of Shyanne A. Somers of South Otselic, about 45 miles north of Binghamton, according to the Chenago County sheriff's office.

Ford was taking Somers to her home from his seasonal residence in South Otselic at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday when he got out of his truck to check on his horses. Somers also got out. While turning his truck around, in what investigators called a reckless manner, Ford's truck struck Somers, according to Sheriff Thomas J. Loughren.

Ford did not transport Somers to the hospital until 5 a.m. Sunday, according to police.

Ford was being held in the county jail without bail.

Details of the incident are still under investigation by sheriff's deputies and state police.