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Montcalm County

Child dies after falling from trailer in Sheridan


24 Hour News 8 web staff

Posted: Oct 31, 2018 10:40 PM EDT

Updated: Nov 01, 2018 03:50 PM EDT

SHERIDAN, Mich. (WOOD) — An 8-year-old died Wednesday evening after falling from and then being run over by a trailer while trick-or-treating in Sheridan.

Michigan State Police say it happened around 7:23 p.m. on E. Eisenhower Street, east of Pine Street, while a group of children was being taken around the village by a tractor that was pulling an aluminum trailer with seats built into it.

Witnesses told MSP the trailer was going slowly when the child fell from it and was run over by its wheels.

Emergency responders provided first aid and the child was taken to a local hospital, but did not survive.

Authorities say neither drugs nor alcohol were involved.

The child's name was not released Wednesday night pending notification of family members.

Police initially said the child was 10, but on Thursday revised the age to 8.

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