South Carolina toddler killed when father backs pickup

MOUNTAIN REST, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina toddler has died when his father backed his pickup truck at their home.

Oconee County Coroner Karl Addis said in a news release that 21-month-old Jacob Smith McEwen was hit around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when he ran out of the house as his father arrived home from work.

Addis said the father was backing his pickup to park at the home when Jacob was struck by the front passenger side tire.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating.