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N.M. dad accidentally backs truck over his 18-month-old daughter, killing her

A Fairfax County Police officer makes photographs of a white Ford F-250 pickup truck in a  residential neighborhood of Centreville, Va., Monday, May 8, 2006. A teen-age gunman opened fire outside a CHantilly, Va., police station Monday, killing one officer and wounding two others before he was shot and killed at the scene, authorities said.  Police consider the truck to be part of their investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

A Fairfax County Police officer makes photographs of a white Ford F-250 pickup truck in a residential neighborhood of Centreville, Va., Monday, May 8, 2006. A teen-age gunman opened fire outside a CHantilly, Va., police station Monday, killing one officer and wounding two others before he was shot and killed at the scene, authorities said. Police consider the truck to be part of their investigation. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)  (AP)

Authorities in New Mexico say a man accidentally backed a pickup truck over his toddler daughter, killing her, while he prepared to unload an all-terrain vehicle at a campsite.

Sandoval County sheriff's Lt. Keith Elder said Monday that 18-month-old Shantel Cordova died at the scene along a forest road near Cuba in northern New Mexico.

Elder says 34-year-old Ivan Cordova Jr. of Albuquerque and his father were working on an ATV in a trailer at a campsite Saturday evening. They needed to move a truck so the ATV could be unloaded.

Cordova told deputies he thought Shantel was in a nearby recreational vehicle with his girlfriend when he moved the pickup.

Elder says an investigation is underway, but there is no sign that Cordova was impaired.

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