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Arizona Cardinals tight end Todd Heap warms up prior to an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012,in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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


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.

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

Mesa police said impairment was not a factor.

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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