- Associated Press - Friday, April 15, 2016

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Officials say a toddler has died from his injuries after being pinned between a backhoe and a pickup truck near Helena.

The Independent Record reports (https://bit.ly/1Qbk6gW ) that William Patrick Carter suffered blunt-force trauma to the chest in the Saturday incident. Lewis and Clark County Coroner Mickey Nelson says the 2-year-old was taken to a Seattle hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Nelson says Carter’s father had been operating a backhoe when the machinery slid into a nearby pickup truck, and Carter got caught in between.

Sheriff Leo Dutton says the boy’s father drove his son to the hospital, but the boy died later that night.

Authorities have ruled the death an accident.

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Information from: Independent Record, https://www.helenair.com


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