Mother, 19, tries to run over child’s father, kills their 7-month-old daughter instead, police say

A 19-year-old mother tried running over her child’s father Monday but struck and killed their infant daughter instead, police said.

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The 7-month-old was in her father's arms when Sarah Marie Gomez tried to hit him at a family gathering, according to the Press-Enterprise.

"It appears alcohol was involved," Sgt. Jeff Higbee, of the Ontario Police Department, told the Press-Enterprise.

The girl was taken to a hospital where she died. The 21-year-old father suffered minor injuries and is expected to recover, according to KNBC.

Gomez was arrested and charged with suspicion of murder and attempted murder, according to the Press-Enterprise.

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