WAPATO, Wash. — A 2-year-old boy was killed Wednesday evening when he was run over by a semi-truck, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
The accident took place about 6 p.m. in the 2500 block of Progressive Road, southwest of Wapato.
According to a news release issued by the sheriff’s office, it appears the child left the yard and crawled under the truck that was parked at the home. The driver, who was a family member, started the truck and pulled forward when he realized he had struck something, deputies said.
The child was taken to Toppenish Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.