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18-month-old child dies after being run over by vehicle in Seneca County

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Flat Rock, Ohio — An 18-month-old child has died after being run over by a vehicle in rural Seneca County.

At approximately noon on Tuesday, the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call about a small child that was accidentally run over in a driveway of the 7000 block of Main St. in Flat Rock, Thompson Township.

There was a deputy just outside of Flat Rock who responded and arrived within two minutes of the 911 call.

When the deputy arrived, the child had already passed away, and no lifesaving measures were able to be taken, according to the sheriff’s office.

The child was an 18-month-old male.

An investigation is ongoing, but all preliminary signs point to a “very, very tragic accident,” according to the sheriff’s office. Out of respect for the family, no names are being released at this time, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

“Our thoughts and prayers from this office is with the family & friends at this time and also to the deputies that responded, the dispatchers taking the call and the medical personnel that responded to the scene,” Sheriff Fred Stevens said.


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