2-year-old dies in farm accident

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | 4:04 p.m. CDT; updated 5:18 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, October 15, 2008

BERNIE — A 2-year-old southeast Missouri girl is dead after a farm accident.

The accident happened Monday morning near Bernie in Stoddard County. Authorities say the girl was run over by a tractor that was attempting to unload cotton into a module.

The girl's name was not released.

Authorities say it was common for the girl, who would have turned 3 this month, to accompany her parents to work on the farm. She had apparently hidden in a tarp and could not be seen by the tractor operator.

The girl was flown by helicopter to a Cape Girardeau hospital after the accident. She died at the hospital.



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