Three-year-old dies in tractor mishap

A 3-year-old boy died Tuesday when he fell out of the tractor his father was operating on a gravel road two miles north of Newburg.

According to the Highway Patrol, Joseph Henry and his son Burke Henry were traveling south on 9th Avenue NW around 11 a.m., headed towards Newburg in a John Deere 8960 tractor pulling a Gates coulter disk. Burke Henry was riding inside the cab of the tractor when the left side door opened. The boy fell from the moving tractor and was run over by the left rear tires of the tractor.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The accident remains under investigating by the Highway Patrol.