Boy Killed After Father Runs Over Him

A 2-year-old boy eastern Kentucky boy was killed today after walking behind a truck as his father was backing it out of the driveway.

Police say Rodney Carpenter of Owingsville did not see his son, Rodney G Carpenter, as he was backing his Ford pickup down the driveway. Police say the boy walked behind the right front wheel and was struck by the vehicle.

The boy was found unresponsive and pronounced dead by Bath County coroner. No autopsy is planned and no foul play is suspected.


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  • by kathy Location: owingsville ky on Sep 7, 2007 at 06:57 PM
    i cant even imagine the pain that rodney and mary are going through,i had one of their sons in pre-school and he is a great kid. these people are good parents and now they will have to be strong for their other children. god will give them the strength to go on if they will only lean on him and give him the burden to carry.that terriable day will always be with them and i will pray for them. mary saw this happen to her baby and my heart goes out to her as well as rodney. god now has a new little angel and the family has a new gaurdian angel to watch over them. god bless you all with lots of love
  • by kathy Location: lewis co on Jul 9, 2007 at 08:08 AM
    i am mary griffitt mother i was rodney gage carpenter mamaw yes it was a very sad i know it was a tragic accident and iam going to miss baby gage but he will aways be in my heart.he my little angel
  • by Lily Location: Kentucky/ ohio on Jul 4, 2007 at 10:27 AM
    My heart goes out to your family!!! Stay srtong.. I have a 5 month old and cant imagine however My family will pray for you!
  • by Felecia Location: Bath co. on Jul 3, 2007 at 01:22 PM
    It wil be ok....God will help you throu all this. You were blessed with a child... for 2 years and i kno god gave u the best 2 years of ur life... things will get beter i promise
  • by Donna Location: Stearns ,Ky. on Jul 2, 2007 at 08:21 PM
    Such a tragic accident.May God's love help you thru this terrible time.
  • by Janet Location: Jeffersonville, KY on Jul 2, 2007 at 07:11 PM
    Rodney is highly thought of by my family at this time. He and his friend Rodney N. have helped my mother and step-father numerous times with various home and vehicle repairs. I know he is a very caring person and humble. I woke up many times Sunday night with Rodney on my mind and all I could do was pray for him each time. I know this is going to have an effect on all of his family and friends, but with God's love and compassion, support from everyone, and Rodney and his wife's love for their other children will get them through this. Trust God and allow Him to walk you through this valley.
  • by sue Location: bath co. on Jul 2, 2007 at 03:13 PM
    god will help!!!! and he loves you all. he loves you very much. just asked god for help .he listing and answer prayers. you may ask way something like this happen. you might get mad at god but he still loves you. 'make your son a promise' . that you will meet him in heaven. keep him this promise and god will see you through this it is going to be hard.keep you faith and promise and he will meet you in heaven.
  • by Becky Location: Owingsville on Jul 2, 2007 at 01:18 PM
    This is a tragic event that the father just can not blame himself. So sorry for the carpenters loss, the family will be in my prayers.
  • by Trevor Ginter Location: Bath County KY on Jul 2, 2007 at 09:56 AM
    I'm very sorry for the carpenters. My heart goes out to them. Everyday i passed the carpenters home i seen that little boy. i know he loved he's daddy and he will be daerly missed i live two house down from them and the county has really been there churchs,family,friends and neighboors are there for them and me god bless them
  • by kayla tucker Location: pikeville,ky on Jul 1, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    im so sorry and i pray for u guys...it was a accident...god bless u
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