Mom Accidentally Runs Over Bubbly 13-Month-Old Daughter

A GoFundMe is remembering the life of a 13-month-old girl whose life was tragically cut short.

On the GoFundMe created by Cyra Rose Thoeming’s Uncle, Cyra Rose is described “a light in the world who brought smiles to everyone she met!!! You were better for having been in her presence.”

13-Month-Old Daughter

As T.J. continued, he revealed that Cyra passed away on July 6. According to The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, Cyra died after her mother, Jafria Thornburg had accidentally run over her with her car while she was still in her car seat.

“Yesterday morning, YCSO deputies responded to a tragic 911 call from a mother who resides on Western Dr in Cottonwood. She reported she had run over her 13-month-old baby with her car,” YCSO explained in their public report.

“The vehicle was parked in a gravel area next to the residence. While maneuvering the vehicle out of a tight space, the mother had positioned the child, within the car seat, in an area she felt was safe. While repositioning the vehicle, the front tire caught the canopy of the car seat, causing it to fall backward which led to the infant suffering critical injuries.” 

As the report continued, YCSO said first responders performed life-saving measures on the 13-month-old but she was sadly pronounced dead after arriving at the Verde Valley Medical Center. “The YCSO Criminal Investigations Bureau continues to investigate this incident and has no further comment at this time.”

Cyra’s uncle said his niece had a love of being outside in nature. She enjoyed animals, the water, and playing with her family. “There isn’t anyone who didn’t smile their biggest after spending just a moment with her. It didn’t matter how you felt. She would make your day better,” T.J. wrote.

So far, the GoFundMe campaign has raised over $18,000 for the family of the 13-month-old. The donations will “go directly to her parents for final expenses and will ease some of their burdens in this terribly trying time. There is never a good time for tragedies like this, but it couldn’t have come at a worse time for her family.”

According to Kids and Cars, “Every year, thousands of children are hurt or killed because a driver moving forward very slowly didn’t see them. These incidents for the most part take place in driveways or parking lots and are referred to as ‘frontovers’ (the opposite of a backover). A federal bill has been introduced calling for technology in all vehicles that can prevent frontover tragedies.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thoeming family during this tragic time.

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