Young Child Killed in Skid Loader Accident

Posted at: 08/23/2013 1:41 PM
Updated at: 08/23/2013 1:53 PM

Photo credit: MGN
Photo credit: MGN

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A 5-year-old boy has been killed in a skid loader accident in Goodhue County.

The sheriff's office says it received a call Thursday evening at 6:29pm that a boy was hurt at his residence in Cannon Falls Township.

The boy, identified as Mathew Mallett, was riding in the bucket of a skid loader driven by his great-aunt, Gail Henderson, 49.

Authorities say the boy fell out of the bucket, and was crushed.  He was taken to Cannon Falls Hospital where he later died.

The county attorney has not filed charges at this point.