Snowplow strikes, kills 4-year-old

Incident happened in St. Croix County

Published On: Dec 11 2012 09:05:50 PM CST
NEW RICHMOND, Wis. -

Authorities in western Wisconsin are investigating the death of a 4-year-old child who was struck by a snowplow.

St. Croix County sheriff's deputies and emergency crews were sent to a home in Star Prairie Township just before noon Tuesday on a report of a child who had been struck by a vehicle.

The child was pronounced dead at a New Richmond hospital.

The Sheriff's Office said preliminary information indicates a relative of the child was plowing snow with a pickup truck when the child was struck.

Further details were not immediately released, pending further investigation.