Grandmother charged after toddler hit, killed by vehicle

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police in an Atlanta suburb have arrested a woman they say backed a sport utility vehicle over her granddaughter.

Gwinnett County police said Wednesday they’ve arrested 44-year-old Gilma J. Ordonez-Guevara of Lawrenceville on charges including vehicular homicide, hit and run, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and no license. Online jail records show she is also under an immigration hold.

It wasn’t immediately clear whether she had an attorney.

Police say 23-month-old Valeria Leiba died from her injuries after she was hit Tuesday afternoon.

Police say Ordonez-Guevara initially denied hitting the toddler but that an examination of a yellow Hummer parked in her driveway yielded evidence that conflicted with her statements.

Police said that in a second interview, she told investigators she didn’t know the child was behind her SUV.

(Copyright (c) 2018 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)