Four Year Old Dies in Vehicle Accident

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Updated: 2/25/2013 4:19 pm
Gardnerville, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)--A four-year-old boy died on Sunday after he was run over by a U-Haul truck in a driveway.

At 3:45pm, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office responded to 980 Cavelti Rd. in the Spring Valley area, south of Gardnerville, on the report of a vehicle accident involving a four-year-old boy.

The preliminary investigation found that four-year-old Mason Geist was in the cab of the U-Haul truck when his father was positioning the truck in the driveway the residence. The father reports that he placed the vehicle in park, left the engine running, and got out of the cab the check the clearance area around the vehicle. The driver door of the truck was left open and the boy remained in the cab of the truck. At some point, the vehicle went into motion and rolled down the rough embankment of the driveway. The boy was ejected from the cab and run over by the vehicle.

The injured child was transported to the Carson Valley Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the incident.
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Kramer - 2/26/2013 6:21 PM
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can't imagine the remorse and anguish. Recall immediately that car seats are required for toddlers.

kdavis52 - 2/26/2013 10:13 AM
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Tragic, but why a four year old left alone in a running vehicle? This happens all the time and people just don't learn about child safety. The child could have disengaged the gear.

Ava Travis - 2/25/2013 12:44 PM
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Tragic. R.I.P. little Mason. Praying for the parents.
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