An absolute nightmare happened Monday afternoon in the Town of Wallkill.

According to the Daily Freeman, a 1-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday afternoon as he played with a ball in the parking lot of his father’s auto body shop.

The toddler, Joshua Gutierrez, was at his dad's shop with his mother waiting to pick up his dad when tragedy struck.

The boy's uncle told the Freeman that he was playing outside of the car with a ball in the auto shops parking lot when a customer at the shop got into their car to back up. Not seeing the boy, they backed up, running over the toddler and killing him.

The accident took place at 420 Highland Ave. Extension in the town of Wallkill.

No further details are available at this time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.