6-year-old dies after being hit by front-end loader in southern Iowa

Iowa State Patrol
Iowa State Patrol(Marlon Hall)
Published: Jun. 30, 2022 at 11:57 AM CDT
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LEON, Iowa (KCRG) - A six-year-old child died after being hit by a front-end loader in Decatur County just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.

In a crash report, the Iowa State Patrol said the driver of the loader, Justin Miller, 41, of Leon, was getting a hay bale that had fallen from his truck into the ditch in the 22000 block of Lineville Road.

After picking it up, officials said Miller then turned the loader into a private driveway and struck the child.

The name of the child has not been released.

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