OGDEN, Utah — A Layton man has been sentenced to a year in jail after running over and killing a toddler last year while he was medically unfit to drive.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/2dTcVjL ) that 26-year-old Aaron Joe Burlison was sentenced this week after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the child’s July 2015 death.

Court documents say Burlison had been driving a truck when he struck 18-month-old Lexie Smith in an apartment complex parking lot in South Ogden.

The girl was taken to a hospital and died from her injuries.

Court papers say Burlison had several medical conditions at the time that made it unsafe for him to drive, including a left eye that is closed due to an unsuccessful cornea transplant and neuropathy that causes weakness in his legs and feet.

Information from: Deseret News, http://www.deseretnews.com

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