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Florida Man Charged After Daughter Run Over by Truck

A Florida Panhandle man has been charged in the death of his 6-year-old daughter, who authorities say was run over by a truck.

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    A Florida Panhandle man has been charged in the death of his 6-year-old daughter, who authorities say was run over by a truck.

    The Florida Highway Patrol reports that 38-year-old David Russell Courson was a passenger in the truck, which was being driven by a 13-year-old girl. As the teen tried to drive forward, authorities say she went in reverse, backing over Courson's daughter, Rebecca.

    The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Rebecca was taken to a Tallahassee hospital, where she later died.

    Troopers reported smelling alcohol on the breath of the 13-year-old driver, as well as 12-year-old girl. Authorities say Courson had also been drinking, and a bag of marijuana was also found inside the truck.

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    Authorities say Courson was the only adult at the Monticello home when the incident occurred. He was arrested and charged with manslaughter. He was being held without bail.