Boy Run Over At Home Day Care In Thornton Dies

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) – State officials say a Thornton day care owner whose vehicle fatally struck an 18-month-old boy in her care had no record of complaints.

Thornton police spokesman Matt Barnes says 34-year-old Robyn Miller had loaded four children into her vehicle Thursday and backed up, believing everyone was inside. Barnes says she heard a bump and found she had hit Riley Lawyer, who had severe head injuries and died at a hospital.

Miller runs a day care business out of her home.

A prosecutor will decide if charges should be filed.

Colorado Department of Human Services spokeswoman Liz McDonough says there have been no complaints at the Miller home in the six years that Miller has been licensed to run a day care there.

A memorial fund has been set up for Riley Daniel Lawyer. It is at Wells Fargo, Account #6124016871. Funds are for his parents to pay for his funeral expenses.

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One Comment

  1. RWStone says:

    Sorry, but the parents could afford to pay for day-care for a 18 month old, but can’t pay for their sons funeral…I think this is about proprieties.

    1. AMY says:

      Hey RWStone, 100 a week to go to work is VERRRRRRy Different then $5000 unexpected!!!!! The family is not at all about exploiting anything which is why the have refused to give his picture to the media!!!! Think before you talk!

    2. AMY says:

      But then again maybe you would have a heart if they had just leeched off of the system and didn’t work to put food on their table!

  2. Dora says:

    Hey RWStone….Really ? Can you be any more heartless?

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