Investigators say the mother was moving her SUV to get ready to go to the store and did not realize her 19-month-old daughter was behind her. The little girl has been identified as /*Merlyn Cruz Hernandez*/. Officers say she was crushed by the vehicle.
Officer Mark Cosentino said, "It's horrible to see a mother holding their child that's suffered fatal injuries, but it's a reminder… watch when they're backing, these cars are big, and they can be dangerous."
The CHP also reminds parents to keep a close eye on their children any time a car is in motion.