Child dies after being run over by uncle - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Child dies after being run over by uncle

IDA, La. (AP) - A 1-year-old boy died Saturday morning after he was run over by a truck driven by a family member.

 Deputies responded to the 17600 block of Atlanta-Mira Road near Ida just after 8 a.m. Saturday morning and found the child, Stretton Driver who had been playing outside when his uncle, Thomas Childress, 28, backed up a GMC Dually pickup and accidentally ran over him.

The boy was had allegedly been playing near a tricycle about 71 feet from the truck, according to deputies who responded to the accident. The child's parents and other adults were inside the house.

The child was airlifted to LSU Medical Center where he later died.

Source: Shreveport Times/ The Associated Press

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