18-month-old boy killed after ATV runs over him near home

HAMERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 18-month-old boy died after he was run over by an all-terrain vehicle near his home in rural southwest Ohio.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says authorities responded to a gas station Tuesday morning about 30 miles southwest of Cincinnati in Hamersville.

WLWT-TV reports the boy had been near a barn at his home when a utility vehicle ran over him. The boy’s family met first responders at the gas station, about 10 minutes from their home.

First responder Ric Dunn tells the station the boy suffered traumatic injuries to his chest and stomach. He says the boy had been bleeding, wasn’t breathing, and had no pulse.

Authorities didn’t say who was driving the ATV and they haven’t publicly identified the child.

An investigation is underway.

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