Two-year-old dead after being struck by a vehicle

Tragedy befell a quiet family community Monday afternoon when Kentucky State Police, Post 10, received a call at 2:44 p.m. of a small child that had been hit by a vehicle on Maggie Cane Road in Barbourville.

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Officials reported Scott Rose, 44, of Barbourville was operating a 2013 Ford Mustang when he stopped to wait on two small children to get out of the roadway.

Rose reportedly did not see the third child when he pulled out. According to KSP, the 22-month-old girl fell underneath the vehicle and was struck by the back wheel.

The child was taken to Knox County Hospital and then flown to the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

“Scott really loved that little girl, her and her sisters,” said Rose’s mother, Dorothy Rose of her son. “He’s having a really hard way to go. He’ll never get over this. Everyone knows what a good man he is.”

The Fayette County Coroner’s Office contacted KSP Post 10 Tuesday afternoon and confirmed that the child had passed away at 2:05 p.m. from her injuries.

The incident is still under investigation by Trooper Russell Maynard. He was assisted at the scene by Trooper Chad Gregory.

Police preliminary reports say drugs and alcohol are not suspected in the incident.