By Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

NIOBE, N.D. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy has died after he was run over by a grain truck at a farmstead in northwest North Dakota.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 2 p.m. Monday on a farmstead about 6 miles northwest of Niobe in Burke County. KXMC-TV ( ) reports that authorities say the boy was struck by the rear dual tires on the truck’s passenger side.

According to the highway patrol, the truck was being driven by a 39-year-old Powers Lake man. The highway patrol says he drove it forward about 5 feet while putting canola from a bin in a truck box.


Information from: KXMC-TV,

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