5-year-old boy crushed by skid loader near Cannon Falls - KMSP-TV

5-year-old boy crushed by skid loader near Cannon Falls

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CANNON FALLS, Minn. (KMSP) -

A 5-year-old boy who was riding in the bucket of a skid loader died Thursday after he fell out of the bucket and was crushed by the machine.

The accident happened around 6: 30 p.m. Thursday on Sunset Trail in Cannon Falls. Matthew Mallett was taken to Cannon Falls Hospital, where he died of his injuries.

According to the Goodhue County sheriff, the boy's great aunt, 49-year-old Gail Henderson, was driving the skid loader.

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