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6-year-old dies in sledding accident

By David Self Newlin | Posted - Dec 23rd, 2012 @ 2:43pm

FAIRVIEW — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a sledding accident after he struck a tree and injured his head.

The boy and his family were out for a day of sledding Saturday up Fairview Canyon, according to tweets from the Sanpete County Sheriff's department.

The boy came down the hill after several other family members and struck a tree, police said, and suffered a serious head trauma.

Family was not far away and tried to help the boy. They took the him to Sanpete Valley Hospital where he died as a result of his injures, police said.

The family has asked for privacy and the name of the victim has not been released.

More information will be posted when it becomes available.

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