6-year-old run over by logging truck dies

June 13, 2019

By John Raffel

The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department reported to the scene of a fatal accident on Monday morning in Sylvan Township involving a 6-year-old Evart boy.

The call came in around 10:02 a.m.

Deputes say the accident was at M66 near 7 Mile Road in Sylvan Township.
A driver of a southbound pickup and trailer hauling logs observed two young children standing at the shoulder when suddenly one young child darted out into the path of the truck, as confirmed by witnesses. Reports added the driver tried unsuccessfully to avoid the child, and the 6-year-old Evart boy did not survive his injuries.

The Evart Police Department, the Michigan State Police and their accident reconstruction Unit and the Motor Carrier Division personnel assisted at the scene along with Osceola County EMS, Evart Fire Rescue and Garfield Township Fire Rescue.

No further details were provided. The sheriff’s department reports the incident is under investigation, but alcohol or speed were not a factor in this incident.

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