Small child dies after tragic accident

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a tragic accident led to the death of a infant on Tuesday in East Wenatchee.  Sheriff Harvey Gjesdal said a 19 month old was accidentally run over by his father’s pickup truck when the child exited the truck without his parents knowledge.   Gjesdal said the parents drove the boy to Confluence Health Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The accident occurred in the driveway of a residence in the 2800 Block. of N.W. Empire in East Wenatchee Tuesday about 10am  At this time, Gjesdal said his office is not releasing the family’s name out of respect for the grieving parents.

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