On 10/03/17 at approximately 9:58 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of an injury accident which had occurred at a residence in the 2800 Blk. of NW Empire near East Wenatchee. The accident involved a pickup and a 19 month old child.
Investigation revealed that the father of the boy was parked in his pickup in the driveway of the residence while the mother was loading boxes into another vehicle. Unbeknownst to either parent, their 19 month old child had gotten out of the house. As the father started to back out, the child ran behind the pickup and was run over. The parents drove the boy to Confluence Health Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
There is no evidence the incident was nothing more than a very tragic accident.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Offices offers its deepest condolences to the child’s family and their friends.