3.26.15: Barry County toddler dies after being struck by small loader
(AP) — Authorities are investigating after an 18-month-old boy was killed in an accident involving a small loader his father was driving in southwest Michigan.
The Michigan State Police say the incident happened about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in Assyria Township just south of Nashville. Police say the child was struck by a small piece of farm machinery called a skid-steer while the father was performing yard work and was trying to move a dog house.
The State Police say it appears the incident was an accident, but an investigation is ongoing.