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8-year-old boy dies in farming accident in McPherson

November 27, 2016

An eight-year-old boy from DeRidder, La., who was visiting his grandparents died in a farming accident while riding a tractor in McPherson County on Saturday afternoon, according to McPherson County Sheriff’s office Sgt. Dean Scott.

According to Scott, the boy was riding on a tractor with a family member field-discing when a piece of the equipment from the tractor came off and went through the cab of the tractor, striking the boy in the head.

Neither the name of the boy nor the grandparents has been released.