By Melissa Koenig For Dailymail.Com
Published: 14:27 BST, 4 May 2021 | Updated: 14:27 BST, 4 May 2021
Anthony J. Goose, 28, was arrested Sunday after allegedly running over his 1 1/2-year-old niece and fleeing the sceneInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
A one year-old girl was struck and killed by her drunk uncle who was on probation for careless driving had his license suspended, sheriff's deputies say.
Anthony J. Goose, 28, from Walker, Minnesota, had been visiting his niece, Vivian 'Vivi' Staples in Shingobee Township, when he backed up and hit her just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, Cass County Sheriff's Office says.
Vivian had been playing in the driveway with a friend, her mother, Vanessa Goose, told the Star Tribune, when her brother, Anthony, stopped by. Vanessa said Goose 'was playing with her at first. Then he said he was leaving.'
Vivian was behind her uncle's truck when he pulled out , according to Vanessa, who added: 'The way he pulled out was careless.'
Police arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, but Anthony had left the scene.