Accident on a farm kills a 3-year-old boy in north Arkansas

Melbourne, AR – A 3-year-old boy was killed after his father ran over him with a tractor while backing up at a northern Arkansas farm.

Sheriff Earnie Blackley said the accident happened while the father and his brother were chopping down trees.

Medical crews arrived around 3 PM and performed emergency treatment, but the child died a short time later.

County coroner Eddie Howard said the child suffered multiple traumatic injuries. His office ruled the death as accidental.

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