Toddler killed in backhoe accident

U.S. & World

A child has died following a tragic backhoe accident in Dallas.

Authorities say the 3-year-old was accidentally run over by a family member who was using a rented backhoe.

A neighbor says she saw two little boys playing in the yard throughout the day on Saturday as a man used the backhoe to do yard work.

“He was working in the yard, I saw him all day and I knew he was back and forth on the tractor because you could hear the noise. I live right here in the back. I could hear the noise. It’s close to Christmas, imagine those people,” said Priscilla Jantes, a neighbor.

The child was rushed to the hospital but later died. 

Police are investigating the accident and are not sure if charges will be filed.

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