The State Highway Patrol says a 4-year-old Columbus child fell out of a van and died Thursday in Union County after he was run over by his father.
The victim is identified as Angel Gustbabo Hernandez. Troopers say 30-year-old Natividad de Jesus Hernandez fled the scene on Brock Road in Jerome Township but later returned to the hospital where his son was pronounced dead. Troopers say the boy was not secured in a child seat. Alcohol and drugs are not believed to be factors in the accident, which remains under investigation.