A three-year-old child was killed on Saturday in eastern France after being hit by a reversing car driven by her uncle.

The incident took place in Piennes, in the Meurthe-et-Moselle department near Luxembourg, on Saturday. According to French media, the girl suffered a cardiac arrest after being hit by the car, and first responders were unable to revive her.

Police are investigating the incident, but it appears to have been an accident, as the uncle failed to spot the child as he reversed. The man was not under the influence of alcohol, said France Bleu, and was not arrested as he did not present a risk of fleeing.