Eliana Culbertson

Eliana Culbertson (Family photo via GoFundMe)

Toddler Dies After Being Run Over By SUV In Pontiac Driveway

July 20, 2018 - 2:19 pm

PONTIAC (WWJ) - A little girl who was accidentally run over by an SUV in Pontiac has died of her injuries.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff's Office, 20-month-old Eliana Culberson was rushed to Beaumont Hospital Wednesday after she was hit by a neighbor who was backing out of a driveway, in the 100 block of Warwick Dr. 

The child's mother had turned around for a minute to put air in her vehicle's tire, investigators said, and didn't see Eliana wander next door. 

The toddler suffered head and brain injuries, and was on life support in critical condition until she passed away on Friday. 

It's unclear if any charges are possible in connection with the girl's death, but officials said Friday that  none had been filed.

Messages of love and support have been pouring in on social media and in on a GoFundMe page that been set up to help the family.

"I don't know your family but my heart aches for you. May Eliana rest in the arms of angels," one woman wrote. Another commented, "She will be your guardian angel. Hold on to your special memories." 

More than $1,700 had been raised. To donate, visit this link