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Charges: Drunk uncle backed over toddler, killing her

He's accused of backing over the toddler and fleeing the scene.
Anthony Goose

A toddler was killed in northern Minnesota when her allegedly drunk uncle backed over her while leaving her house in an SUV, according to criminal charges filed in Cass County District Court. 

Anthony J. Goose, 28, of Walker, Minnesota, has been charged with with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide – one for being under the influence of alcohol and another for fleeing the scene of the collision. 

Goose has also been charged for driving without a license. His was revoked after a December 2020 DWI offense. 

According to charges, Goose was at his sister's home in Walker on Sunday, May 2, when he put a white Chevy Tahoe in reverse and backed out of the driveway, fatally running over his 1 1/2-year-old niece, and then fleeing the scene. 

The girl's stepfather heard screaming and ran outside to find the toddler face down in the driveway. Life-saving efforts were attempted by a responding deputy, but she did not survive her injuries, the charging document says. 

The criminal complaint says Goose was located a short time later in the area, at which point a deputy approached him as he walked out of a home with his hands in his pockets. The deputy, with his gun drawn, ordered Goose to raise his hands and walk to him. Goose complied and was arrested. 

Goose failed a field sobriety test and a preliminary breath test checked in at 0.123, which is above the legal limit of 0.08 in Minnesota. He admitted to drinking peppermint Schnapps prior to the hit-and-run crash, the complaint says. 

A neighbor's surveillance video confirmed what witnesses told police, showing Goose back over the child and then flee the scene at a high rate of speed. 

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