Western Wis. Dad Fatally Hits Son While Plowing Driveway

Updated: 12/12/2012 2:39 PM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste

Authorities have identified the Western Wisconsin boy who died after being hit by a truck with a snowplow his father was driving.

According to the St. Croix County Sheriff's Office, Collin Fitzgerald died Tuesday after he was hit by the truck in Star Prairie Township around 11:50 a.m..

Collin's father Daniel had planned to plow his family's driveway.

Collin had asked to play in a 'snow fort' his parents had build for him while his dad plowed.

Daniel watched his son walk toward the fort, and then began plowing.

He drove over to the garage to plow an area, and when he backed up he noticed blood in the snow.

Daniel saw Collin was injured, and called for help.

Collin suffered massive head injuries and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.