Aurora boy killed in flatbed trailer accident

Saturday, January 31, 2009 | 2:50 p.m. CST; updated 4:53 p.m. CST, Saturday, January 31, 2009

EUDORA — A southwest Missouri boy is dead after he slipped and fell while trying to jump onto a flatbed trailer that was being pulled by a truck.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the trailer ran over 7-year-old Darren Mead of Aurora.

The boy was flown to a Springfield hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The accident happened Friday afternoon on a Polk County farm west of Eudora as the truck was hauling a car. The boy was a first-grader at an Aurora elementary school, which was not in session Friday because of snow-covered roads in the district.

A patrol trooper said the boy was with an aunt while his parents were in Springfield.


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sharon price February 2, 2009 | 9:03 a.m.

I feel sorry for those who sit in judgment. There's only one THRONE,custom made,and you were not the model.Darren was a fun loving,happy,and mischievous little boy.His time on earth was short,but perhaps GOD wanted a ray of sunshine for HIS winter bouquet.He was my nephew, and may my family be blessed with peace.Thank you all for your prayers and support. Sharon(Stormy)Price

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