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Akeley boy dies in snow plowing accident

A 4-year-old Akeley boy died after being accidentally struck by his father in a skid steer loader Thursday.

Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes described the incident as a tragic accident.

Kyle Vredenburg was accidentally backed over while his father Ron was plowing snow, Aukes said. Funeral arrangements are pending for the boy.