5 year old boy dies at northern Alberta landfill

Child was struck by a pickup truck being driven by his father



A five-year-old boy has died after being hit by a truck operated by his father at the Plamondon landfill Saturday afternoon.

Lac La Biche RCMP responded to the site at Range Road 161 and Highway 55 around 2 p.m. to find the boy deceased at the scene.

A father and son had finished unloading at the landfill in the hamlet, about 200 km northeast of Edmonton, when the boy was struck by a pickup truck his father was driving, police said. 

The boy was pronounced dead on scene.

The cause of the crash is being investigated with the assistance of a collision reconstructionist.

Lac La Biche RCMP extended their condolences to the family in a news release.

"RCMP Victim Services has been engaged to support the family during their time of need," police said in the released statement. 


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