Former Ravens tight end Todd Heap accidentally hit and killed his 3-year-old daughter while moving his truck in his driveway at their home in Mesa, Arizona, April 14, according to the Arizona Republic.
Heap was moving the truck forward in the driveway when he hit his daughter, according to the paper. She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Impairment was not a factor in the accident, officials said, and an investigation is continuing.
Heap, 37, was the Ravens first-round draft pick out of Arizona State in 2001 and remains one of the most popular players in Ravens history. He played for the Ravens for 10 seasons, then played the final two seasons of his career with his hometown Arizona Cardinals.
Heap finished his Ravens career with 467 receptions for 5,492 yards and a franchise-record 41 touchdown catches. His totals for catches and receiving yards are also best in franchise history by a tight end.
Off the field, Heap helped raise $1 million for what became the Todd Heap Family Pediatric Center at Franklin Square Hospital. The center opened in 2010 as part of an addition at the hospital.
Heap grew up in Mesa and starred at Arizona State before the Ravens made him the No. 31 overall pick in the 2001 draft.
Heap was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor in 2014.