Published: May 07, 2011 8:32 PM EDT
Updated: May 07, 2011 5:32 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Lee County deputies say a father accidentally backed over his child in the family's driveway on Friday night.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office says the man was leaving to go to the store and didn't realize the 20-month-old toddler was behind the vehicle.  The child was rushed to a hospital when he died.

The sheriff's office continues to investigate.