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Toddler killed by vehicle in Nokomis

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SARASOTA COUNTY, FL - A 20-month-old girl died Thursday afternoon after she was hit by a vehicle in Nokomis.

Sarasota County deputies and the Nokomis Fire Department responded to the incident around 4:45 p.m.

The couple at 1001 Tarpon Avenue had just finished repairing their Honda Passport SUV, deputies say.  Coleen Depasse, 27, got into the vehicle to pull it forward.  She told deputies she last saw her 1-year-old daughter Abigail Depasse on the porch, but the child had wandered into the driveway, and was run over when the vehicle pulled forward.

The Nokomis Fire Department took the Abigail to Venice Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead.

The Florida Highway Patrol is now investigating the incident.

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