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July 30, 2013

Noxubee County child dies after being run over

BROOKSVILLE, Miss. —

Authorities say a child has died after being run over in an apparent accident.
 
Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant tells WTVA TV that 9-year-old Kirby Theodore Decker was standing on a trailer at the family farm while someone else was moving it a short distance.
 
Merchant says it appeared something came dislodged and Decker fell. The driver of the truck then accidentally ran over the child.
 
Family members took Decker to Brooksville where an ambulance transported him to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in Columbus.
 
Decker was pronounced dead shortly after 4 p.m. Monday.
 
Merchant says the death has been ruled accidental.

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