Published: Sun, April 16, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Todd Heap Accidentally Kills His 3-Year Old Daughter

Former Arizona State standout and Baltimore Ravens star Todd Heap accidentally struck and killed his three-year-old daughter while moving his truck Friday afternoon.

ABC15 reports that the little girl was reportedly in a driveway when her 37-year-old father pulled forward and ran over his youngest child who was rushed to a hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police say that Heap was not impaired. The investigation of the incident is ongoing.

Jay Feely, who played with Heap on the Arizona Cardinals, wrote on Twitter: "My heart is broken for Todd Heap and his family". He made the Pro Bowl after the 2002 and '03 seasons and was a second-team All-Pro in 2003.

"We can not imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley's family feels right now", the Ravens said in a statement.

The tragic accident has seen messages of support sent to Heap and his family from across the United States - including from his former sports teams and National Football League players.

And Heap's longtime team The Baltimore Ravens added: "We can not imagine the heartbreak and sorrow Todd and Ashley's family feels right now". "We believe their deep faith and tremendous support from friends and family will help them through this unimaginable time".

Mr. Heap attended Arizona State University and was a first-round draft pick in 2001 for the Baltimore Ravens and played there for 10 seasons, becoming the team's all-time leader in touchdown catches.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Heap and his family.

The Cardinals called the death "a grief that is beyond words and one which no family should experience".

The Cardinals also tweeted its "love and support".

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