Greenwood toddler dies after being run over

A toddler has died after being hit by an SUV her mother was driving last night in Johnson County.

Deputies say 27-year-old Ashley Cook was backing out of her driveway on Walker Street in Greenwood, when she hit her one-year-old daughter. A mechanic had been working on a vehicle in the driveway and Cook was moving her vehicle so he could leave. She told police that she thought all of the children were up near the house.

Witnesses said that they at first thought Cook had run over a brick in the driveway but found the girl had been run over by the vehicle and was bleeding from her head, according to police reports.

The child was enroute to Riley Hospital for Children, when paramedics diverted to Community Hospital South where she was pronounced dead.