(Marcellon) A four-year-old was killed after getting struck by a vehicle in Columbia County Wednesday. Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene on Haynes Road in the township of Marcellon around 5:11pm.
Authorities say a child riding on a farm wagon had jumped off and into the roadway. The child was struck by a passing vehicle driven by a 47-year-old woman from Pardeeville. After exhaustive lifesaving measures were taken, attempts to revive the child were unsuccessful.
Law enforcement says the woman was cooperative with investigators. The incident remains under investigation. The name of juvenile will not be released.
Sheriff’s officials say this is a very tragic accident and an extremely emotional time for family, friends, and first responders who tried to save the child’s life. They add that their thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends that are mourning.