5-year-old boy accidentally run over and killed while mother was driving in Pontiac

Posted at 9:35 PM, Aug 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 08:40:04-04

A five year-old boy was accidentally run over and killed by his own mother, according to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office.

It happened at 4:46 p.m. on Kettering near Newman.

According to the accident report, the 25 year-old mother was driving her 2006 Chevrolet Uplander when she heard one of her children call out to her.  She slowed down to stop and heard a thump.  When she got out of the vehicle, she realized she ran over her son.

The boy was pronounced dead St. Joseph Mercy Hospital.

According to investigators, drugs or alcohol did not appear to play a factor in the crash, which is still under investigation.