Nashville mayor's niece killed in driveway

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

Nashville Mayor Karl Dean

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Police say the niece of Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was killed when her father ran over her while backing out of his driveway.

Joe Davis, the brother of Dean's wife, Anne Davis, was backing up Thursday evening out of his driveway in the Belle Meade neighborhood and did not realize that his 2-year-old daughter, Dugan Davis, was behind his vehicle in her scooter.

WSMV-TV in Nashville reported the girl was taken to nearby St. Thomas Hospital and transferred to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, but she died from her injuries ( Police said it was an accident and no charges are expected to be filed.

he mayor said in a statement that the entire family is devastated by the loss and they are supporting the parents, who are suffering.

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