1-year-old girl killed after being run over in Melvern

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MELVERN, Kan. (KSNT) – A 1-year-old girl was killed in an accident that happened on Friday night in Melvern.

The Osage County Sheriff said around 5:00 p.m. on Friday 24-year-old Jenna Pollard ran over her daughter, 1-year-old Robin Sowers, with a car. The accident happened in their driveway in Melvern.

Osage County crews rushed the toddler to a hospital in Topeka where she later died.

On Saturday night family and friends got together to mourn the loss. They joined Robin’s mom Jenna and her dad Fred at Topeka’s cruise night, some driving from as far as 10 hours away to be there.

They wrote Robin’s name on the cars and shared memories about the little girl whose life was unexpectedly cut short.

“It means a lot to me, she was out here last weekend actually, she loved it, she loved her brother.” Pollard said. “The more burnouts the better, the more burnouts the better.”

Investigators are actively looking into the accident. Pollard said she is heartbroken by the loss.

“It was just a really bad freak accident. Her heart and her valves and some of her tissue is being donated to little babies,” Pollard said.

Family has created a GoFundMe in Robin’s name. You can find that here.

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