Former Baltimore Ravens tight end Todd Heap suffered an unthinkable tragedy on Friday when he accidentally struck and killed his 3-year-old daughter while moving his truck in Mesa, Ariz.
The incident happened in Heap’s driveway around 3:45 p.m., according to Diego Mendoza-Moyers of The Arizona Republic.
Heap’s daughter was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
The Ravens released a statement on the tragedy on Saturday:
Statement from the Baltimore Ravens organization: pic.twitter.com/P6arCBU7mP
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) April 15, 2017
Heap played in the NFL for 12 seasons, including 10 with the Ravens. In Baltimore, he earned All-Pro honors in 2003. He retired in 2012 after a two-year stint with the Arizona Cardinals. In 2014, Heap was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor.
The Cardinals also released a statement:
Team statement on the Heap tragedy. pic.twitter.com/cRx3nVFvOc
— Arizona Cardinals (@AZCardinals) April 15, 2017