Boy shifts truck gear, is run over at Ohio home

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in central Ohio say a 4-year-old boy who’d been playing in a parked pickup truck was run over by the vehicle and died.

Columbus police say the boy somehow shifted the vehicle into gear, and it rolled over him after he fell or jumped out of the truck Thursday morning.

Sgt. Isaac Bridges tells The Columbus Dispatch the boy’s brother had pulled into a driveway and gone inside a house, and no keys were in the vehicle at the time. Bridges said the boy’s father witnessed the accident.

The boy was pronounced dead at a hospital. His identity wasn’t immediately released.

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. No links will be permitted. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus