The Herald Bulletin

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April 27, 2014

Skid-steer loader runs over, kills SW Indiana girl

RAGLESVILLE, Ind.  — Authorities say 4-year-old southwestern Indiana girl has died after being run over by a skid-steer loader.

Daviess County Sheriff's Department says Regina Wittmer died from massive head trauma Saturday afternoon at Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, Ky.

The department says in a news release the girl's father was operating the equipment when he stopped it to place the girl and her 2-year-old brother in the cab. After placing the boy there, an accidentally pushed lever caused the loader to move forward and run over the girl.

The Washington Times-Herald and WTHI-TV report the accident occurred on the family's property near Raglesville, about 65 miles northeast of Evansville.

 

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