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Teenage girl accidentally hits, kills dad while learning to park truck

A 15-year-old girl accidentally hit and killed her father while learning how to park a pickup truck on Tuesday in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Google Maps

A teenage girl was learning how to park a pickup truck when she hit and killed her father on Tuesday in Florida.

Her 46-year-old father was reportedly teaching her how to park his 2017 Ford pickup truck in the parking lot of Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs, the Associated Press (AP) reports.

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He was standing in front of the truck, expecting the 15-year-old to back into the parking spot when she accidentally accelerated. The truck drove over a curb, pinning him against a tree.

Officers say when they arrived on the scene, the girl was trying to help her father, the AP says.

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The man was taken to AdventHealth North Pinellas Hospital after the 5:30 p.m. incident and was pronounced dead just before 8 p.m., a spokesperson for the Tarpon Springs Police Department told People.

The crash is currently under investigation, and the names of the girl and her father have not been released.

meaghan.wray@globalnews.ca

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