Published: Mar 08, 2014 6:24 PM EST
Updated: Mar 08, 2014 9:35 PM EST

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of an 18 month old girl. 

It happened around 12:30 Saturday afternoon outside of a home on the 26 thousand block of Palm Street.  The Sheriff's Office tells WINK News that a family member went to the home to pick up items for a family gathering scheduled for Saturday night.  After loading a pick-up truck the man proceeded to back out of the driveway and struck the child.  The child suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to Gulf Coast Hospital where she later died. 

The Sheriff's Office says the driver of the truck was not impaired and the investigation is on going. Count on Wink News to continue to keep you updated.