Saluda toddler killed after falling from truck Wednesday

Published 11:14 am Friday, July 15, 2011

A 16-month-old girl died in Saluda on Wednesday, July 13 after she fell from a truck traveling on Greenville Street, according to Saluda officials.
Saluda City Administrator Erny Williams said the girl’s father, Brian Cody Huff, of Pace Mountain Road, Saluda, was driving a truck owned by his employer, Don Mintz, around 1:30 p.m. at Greenville St. and Thunder Ridge Road when somehow the truck door opened and his daughter, Farrah Rose Huff, fell out.
The toddler was struck by the truck and killed, according to reports.
She was not restrained in a car seat, according to Williams.
Brian Huff reportedly had picked up his daughter after being called to a family emergency, and the truck did not contain a car seat.
Officials said they did not know how the door on the 2008 Dodge truck came open.
The Huffs were traveling along Greenville Street away from Saluda when the accident occurred just before the Henderson County line.
Several local emergency departments responded to the scene, including Saluda Fire and Rescue, the Saluda Police Department, the N.C. Highway Patrol, Polk County Rescue and Polk County Emergency Medical Services.
The N.C. District Attorney’s Office looked into the accident, and no charges have been filed, according to Williams.

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