Two Year Old Toddler Killed in Eddy County

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

EDDY COUNTY, NEW MEXICO - It was a tragic holiday weekend for one New Mexico family.

Eddy County Sheriff's Deputies say a two year old was hit and killed in the driveway of the family's home.

Investigators say Aubrey Chitwood was struck by a car Sunday driven by her grandfather.

Officials tell NewsWest 9, the child was pronounced dead at Carlsbad Medical Center.

The family was preparing to go to church and needed to move some vehicles to reach the ones they were going to drive.

Detectives say the two grandchildren followed the grandfather outside when he went to move the cars around.

The man did not see the two year old and hit the toddler when he pulled one vehicle forward.