Toddler run over, killed by landscaping machines in Spanish Fork

Police say the girl’s father, who operated a chain loader, was unaware she had left the family home.

Associated Press file photo Spanish Fork Police say a child died Saturday after being run over by a crawler loader similar to this one.

Spanish fork • A young child died on Saturday after being run over by heavy equipment in his family’s garden.

Spanish Fork Police said the 2-year-old girl’s father used a tracked loader to do landscaping near 1400 N. Sunset Drive. The man worked in the yard with no one else until the girl left the house without her knowledge.

Just before 1 p.m., police said, the toddler went behind the loader and was run over.

First responders attempted life-saving measures, but the child eventually died from his injuries.

The incident is being investigated. The victim’s name was not released.

This article is published by the Utah News Collaborative, a partnership of Utah news organizations dedicated to educating readers across the state.

Justin Scaccy

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