Family of Run Over 1-Year-Old Mourns
NORMAN, Oklahoma -- After talking with the family it doesn't take much to understand just how much J.D. meant to them. Clearly what's being described as an unfortunate incident has left a family in shambles.
"He was so cool, he was the coolest baby, he was real smart," J.D.'s mother Amanda Hancock said.
J.D. Stout, 1, is described by his mother and his aunt as the happiest little boy you could imagine.
"He woke up every morning with a smile on his face; you never didn't see that baby when he didn't have a smile on his face," J.D.'s aunt Tonya Stout said.
But with J.D. gone this family is left struggling, trying to figure out where to go from here.
"It's tore our family up, we don't feel like a family no more," Tonya Stout said.
"It's crazy, it's crazy," Hancock said. "There is no way to explain it."
Authorities said it was a tragic accident. J.D. was killed in his grandparents own driveway when his uncle backed over him with his truck.
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"My brother went to go get in the truck and go to the store and he looked over the truck and seen all the kids playing and he didn't know J.D. was under the tire and then ran over him," Tonya Stout said.
The family said the past 24 hours were been some of their worst and the only thing getting them through it is knowing there little boy is in a better place.
"I guess God needed someone and apparently it was him," Hancock said.
When J.D. was hit by the truck, the other grandchildren were outside playing at the time. Family said after seeing what's happened the other children have been left traumatized.
J.D.'s funeral is scheduled for Monday in at the Little Axe Baptist Church in Norman. The church is accepting donations on J.D.'s behalf. They're asking anyone who can help to please send donations to the church. The church's number is (405) 329-2033.