Man Killed While Teaching Daughter How to Drive

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A man is dead after attempting to show his daughter how to drive an SUV.

The accident happened Friday night just before 10:00 in the 3000 block of Todd Road.

Police say 61-year-old Francisco Ortiz was teaching his daughter to drive in reverse by standing on the outside railing on the driver's side of the SUV with the door open.

The girl lost control and accelerated the SUV and hit a nearby building. Ortiz was pinned between the SUV and the vehicle. Ortiz was dead when authorities arrived.

The girl and her mother, who was also in the SUV, were not hurt.

Police are still investigating and an autopsy has been ordered.