3-year-old killed in logging accident

A 3-year-old boy has been killed in a logging accident in Izard County. Izard County Sheriff Earnie Blackley says his office was notified at 2:37 Monday afternoon of the boy being run over by a tractor on private property on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne.

Emergency personnel responded and started life saving efforts but the victim was pronounced dead a short time later.

Sheriff Blackley says the boy’s name is being withheld at this time.

The case is under investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Office.

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