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Former Ravens tight end accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter with his truck

Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap (86) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Rick Havner)

PHOENIX (AP) Authorities say former NFL player and Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap 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 Heap was behind the wheel of the truck when he accidentally struck the girl while moving the vehicle forward outside their home in Mesa Friday afternoon.

Officials said the girl was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Mesa police said impairment was not a factor.

The Ravens released a statement expressing their feelings of support for Heap and his family.

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

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