3-year-old killed in logging accident

MELBOURNE, Ark. – A horrible tragedy occurred Monday afternoon in Melbourne.

A 3-year-old boy was killed in a logging accident on private property.

At 2:37 PM, Izard County Dispatch received the report on a 3-year-old male being ran over by a tractor on Knob Creek Road in Melbourne. The tractor was involved in logging work when the incident happened.

Emergency responders began life saving efforts, the Izard County Sheriff’s Department said in a release. They were unfortunately unsuccessful.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later. The name is still being withheld while family is notified.

The sheriff’s department is also investigating the case, even though they described it as an accident in the release.

Our most sincere condolences are with the family, as well as with responders who were at the scene.

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