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updated 10:19 AM UTC, May 20, 2018

Rural Child Dead as Result of Farm Accident

  • Written by Clark County Sheriff's Department
  • Published in News

A rural Loyal child (3 years old) has died as a result of a farm accident that occurred yesterday at W3143 Popple River Road, in the Town of Beaver,

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a 3 year old child that had been run over by a skid steer loader at about 11:26am on Monday May 15th, 2017. Initial investigation indicates that a child, 5 years old, was operating a skid steer loader in a field while his younger brother, 3 years old, was picking rocks with their mother and putting them in the front bucket of the loader.

It’s believed the 3 year old went to pick up a rock between the front tire of the skid steer loader and the bucket. The 5 year old didn’t see his brother and accidently ran him over.

The child received fatal injuries from being ran over and was pronounced dead at the scene by Coroner Schleifer.

The Loyal Area Ambulance Service responded to the scene with the Clark County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s Office. The Investigation is continuing by the Clark County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s Office.

The names of the children are not being released because of their ages.


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