- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 4, 2015

EMMETT, Idaho (AP) - A 5-year-old boy injured when a salt block fell off a truck in southwestern Idaho and went through the window of another vehicle has died.

The Ada County Coroner’s Office says Carter Samuel Atwood of Syracuse, Utah, died late Monday at a Boise hospital due to blunt force trauma.

Police say 66-year-old Ronald Morgenthaler of Weiser was driving north on State Highway 52 with two pallets of salt blocks on a flatbed truck when the pallets became loose on a curve.

Police say one of the salt blocks went through the window of another vehicle and struck a 26-year-old passenger in the front seat, and then struck the Atwood in the head in the back seat.

Police are continuing to investigate, and no citations have been issued.


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