Man allegedly runs over, kills his niece then flees the scene before first responders arrive

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Source: Cass County Sheriff's Office; MEGA

May. 5 2021, Updated 10:23 a.m. ET

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A Minnesota man is accused of backing over and killing his 1-year-old niece — then fleeing the scene to avoid what he did, according to police. 

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Anthony Goose, 28, was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, according to CBS Minnesota. 

Goose is the brother of the victim’s mother and on May 2, he was working on a car at the family’s home in Shingobee Township. Around 5 p.m., the family was getting ready to leave when the victim’s father heard yelling from other children. 

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He went outside to find his daughter face down in the driveway, according to the report. EMS tried to provide care, but the infant died. 

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Investigators learned a white Chevrolet Tahoe with a license plate that read “Lovely” was spotted fleeing the scene. Witnesses said they saw Goose back out of the driveway and hit the child. It appeared he realized what he did and sped away, according to CBS Minnesota. 

Police later found the SUV at a home and Goose nearby. He was arrested and a preliminary test showed Goose had a .123 blood alcohol content, which is more than the .08 legal driving limit, according to the report. 

Goose was taken to jail and is being held on $25,000 bail, according to KROC.  

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