Absolutely horrible news out of Arizona, as Mesa Police have announced that former NFL star tight end Todd Heap was the driver of a truck that accidentally struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter on Friday.

Here’s more on the tragic story, from NBC 12 News:

The crash happened near Eagle Crest Drive and Las Sendas Mountain Drive in northwest Mesa.

Police said the 3-year-old girl was in the driveway of a home when Heap moved a truck, hitting her.

She was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Just heartbreaking.

According to ABC 15, Mesa PD said that Heap showed no signs of impairment, and that “all indications in the case are that there were no suspicious circumstances to the incident”:

Police say all indications in the case are that there were no suspicious circumstances to the incident, and that impairment does not appear to be a factor.

Heap played for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals over 12 seasons in the NFL, after being a first-round pick out of Arizona State by the Ravens in 2001. He was selected to the All-Pro team once and the Pro Bowl twice.

[NBC Phoenix; ABC Phoenix]

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