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Police: Former Arizona Cardinals player involved in fatal car accident

Apr 14, 2017, 9:06 PM | Updated: Apr 15, 2017, 8:17 am

PHOENIX — A former Arizona Cardinals and ASU player is believed to have been behind the wheel of his truck that killed his 3-year-old daughter on Friday, Mesa police said.

Mesa Police spokesman Steven Berry said Todd Heap, a former Arizona Cardinals tight end and Arizona State University football player, was driving a truck at his Mesa home when he allegedly struck his daughter as he moved the truck forward.

The 3-year-old girl, whose name was not released, died from her injuries late Friday night.

Mesa police said the accident occurred around 3:45 p.m. on Friday near Power and McDowell roads. Impairment is not believed to be a factor, but an investigation is ongoing.

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