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California grandfather strikes, kills 6-year-old granddaughter while backing up pickup truck


VACAVILLE, California — Authorities in Northern California say a man was backing up his pickup truck when he struck and killed his granddaughter as the 6-year-old rode a bicycle in Vacaville.

The California Highway Patrol says the accident occurred Wednesday as 58-year-old Brad Beck drove on a gravel road on his property.

The CHP says Beck was trying to attach his truck to a boat trailer and did not know his granddaughter, Gianna Ferro, had been riding her bicycle directly behind the truck. As Beck backed up, he struck her causing fatal injuries.

Authorities say the child's death is still under investigation.

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