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UPDATED: Akeley boy dies in snow plowing accident

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A 4-year-old Akeley boy died after being accidentally struck by his father in a skid steer loader Thursday.

Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes described the incident as a tragic accident.


Kyle Vredenburg was accidentally backed over while his father Ron was plowing snow, Aukes said. The family said Kyle and sister Jaden were playing in a snow fort when Kyle jumped onto his bike and rode it toward the loader.

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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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