Toddler run over and killed by vehicle, woman arrested

A woman was arrested after a toddler was run over and killed in Michigan City.

It happened in September of 2021, when 30-year-old Colleen Hopper returned to her house in the 300 block of Detroit Street, after grocery shopping.

Several children, including the 23-month-old victim, helped her carry bags of food and other goods into the home.

Officials say that Hopper went back into her car and backed up.

She did not see the toddler behind the vehicle and ran him over.

Police say that Hopper was backing up while using a cell phone.

She is currently in the LaPorte County jail and faces a one to six year sentence.

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