2-year-old dies after father accidentally backs over him with vehicle


CHARLOTTE, NC (FOX 46) — The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after a 2-year-old was hit and killed by his father’s truck in southeast Charlotte.

Police said on Friday afternoon Dylan Smallwood was in his 2013 GMC truck backing up toward his house when he hit his 2-year-old son.

Officers responded to the 7200 block of Wallace Lane around 3:30 p.m.

The child was taken to CMC-Main with life-threatening injuries where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries, according to CMPD.

Impairment and speed are not factors in this incident, according to police. No charges have been filed at this time.

This case is still under investigation.

Any person who witnessed the crash or has information about the case is asked to call (704) 336-8862 or Crime Stoppers at (704) 334-1600.


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