Parents accidentally run over 2-year-old at Waffle House

Florida Parents Accidentally Ran Over 2-Year-Old in Waffle House Parking Lot

BRANDON, Fla. — A 2-year-old boy was accidentally run over Tuesday by his parents’ SUV in a Waffle House parking lot after both adults thought the other had put the child in the vehicle, investigators said.

The family was leaving a Waffle House restaurant around 9:45 p.m. when Guillermo Junior Montoya Rios, 29, hit Jeremiah Rios with the front right tire of a 2007 Chevy Tahoe, causing severe injuries to the toddler, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

Jeremiah Rios was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

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Investigators said neither drugs nor alcohol contributed to the accident.