Impairment was not a factor, according to police.
A tragic accident:
Police said that a former NFL player has accidentally killed his three-year-old daughter while driving his truck in Arizona.
On Friday afternoon, 37 year old Todd Heap was moving his car in his driveway in the city of Mesa when the accident happened.
According to Mesa Police, the little girl, who is the youngest of five children, did not survive her injuries despite being rushed to a local hospital.
Despite the ongoing investigations, but police said that Heap showed no signs of impairment and that there were no suspicious circumstances.
During his time as a professional football player, Heap played for the Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals and was a two-time Pro-Bowler.
He attended Arizona State University and was a first-round draft pick in 2001 for the Baltimore Ravens. He was a former tight end.
He became the Ravens’ all-time leader in touchdown catches after playing with the team for 10 seasons.
He retired in 2013, but before that he played two seasons for the Arizona Cardinals.
Heap was inducted into the Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor in September 2014. The Baltimore Ravens Ring of Honor honors former players and personnel who have made outstanding contributions to the organization.
Fellow football players and fans have been showering Heap with tributes on social media.
Damon Paul Harrison, American football defensive tackle for the New York Giants, tweeted: “Prayers up for Todd Heap and his family. Couldn’t imagine the pain he and his family is feeling right now.”
While former placekicker Jay Feely wrote: “My heart is broken for Todd Heap and his family. One of the kindest persons I’ve ever met and a man who lives for his family.”
Heap had a charitable foundation called the Todd Heap Family Pediatric Centre, which he opened in Baltimore in 2010. The foundation has raised money for sick and disadvantaged children.