June 19, 2002 at 6:07 PM EDT - Updated July 3 at 5:17 PM
COLUMBIANA, Ohio (AP) - A 5-year-old girl was killed when her mother accidentally ran over her with a garden tractor.
Shelby Taylor's mother, Casey, told the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department that she hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake when her daughter started running near her while she was mowing the lawn Monday.
The mother was going uphill toward the house and the girl ran toward her as she began to turn. The mower jumped forward and ran over the girl, according to a sheriff's department report.
Columbiana is 15 miles south of Youngstown.
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