|Published: 10:27 PM, 11/01/2013
||Last updated: 10:28 PM, 11/01/2013
Author: Kathy Hemsworth
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
PINE -- A tragic accident in White Pine on Halloween night claimed the life of
a four-year-old boy who was out celebrating Halloween with family members.
to White Pine Police Department Det. Chad Cotter, the child was riding in the
back of a 1999 Chevrolet Astro van that had the side door open while
trick-or-treating in a White Pine subdivision. White Pine Police said that the
child either fell or jumped out of the vehicle and was then run over by its
rear wheel as it traveled down Douglas Street at about 6:30 p.m.
said the boy and his brother were riding in the back of the van. Their father
and grandfather occupied the front of the vehicle.
personnel arrived on the scene quickly, transporting the child to a landing
scene for Lifestar. The helicopter flew the boy to the University of Tennessee
Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
said that the investigation into the accident is ongoing, as its cause has not
yet been determined. The child's name has not yet been released, but the family
does live in White Pine.
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