Former TE Todd Heap hits, kills daughter in truck accident

15 Apr

Former Ravens and Cardinals tight end Todd Heap has been involved in a fatal accident at his home in Mesa, Ariz., according to a spokesman with the Mesa Police Department.

Heap, 37, was moving his truck in his driveway on Friday afternoon when it accidentally struck his 3-year-old daughter, according to police. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Heap was checked and there were no signs of impairment. Detectives are continuing the investigation, according to the spokesman.

Heap was a first-round draft pick in 2001 out of Arizona State. The two-time Pro Bowler had 499 receptions with 42 touchdowns in 10 seasons with the Ravens and two with the Arizona Cardinals.

While a member of the Ravens, Heap’s charitable foundation raised money to help sick and disadvantaged children. The Todd Heap Family Pediatric Center at Baltimore’s Franklin Square Hospital opened in 2010.

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