Toddler hit by truck in Buckley dies

Staff writerApril 14, 2014 

A toddler died Monday after he was hit by a truck while being pulled in a wagon on the Foothills Trail in Buckley, Buckley police chief Jim Arsanto said.

The boy, who the chief said appeared to be about 2 years old, died from his injuries at Mary Bridge Children's hospital after the wreck.

A truck driven by a 78-year-old man left state Route 410 about 2:45 p.m. near Jefferson Avenue, and hit the wagon, which was being pulled by the little boy's father, Arsanto said.

The trail is roughly 35 feet from the highway.

Investigators do not think drugs or alcohol were involved, and are still trying to figure out what caused the crash, the chief said.

The driver was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries from the wreck, Arsanto said. No one else was in the vehicle.

The father pulling the wagon was not injured.

Arsanto said state Route 410 was completely shut down between Jefferson Avenue and Main Street for the investigation, and as of 5:20 p.m. he expected it to remain closed for at least another hour or two.

alexis.krell@thenewstribune.com

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