The Izard County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed the death of a 3-year-old child in a logging accident on Monday afternoon.
In a statement posted on their Facebook page, the department reported that at approximately 2:37 p.m. yesterday, the Izard County dispatch received a report of a 3-year-old male run over by a tractor in a logging accident on property off Knob Creek Road in Melbourne.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene and began life-saving efforts. The child was pronounced deceased a short time later. The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. The case is under investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department.
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