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UPDATE: Officials Release ID of Boy Killed on Bern Farm

UPDATED Sunday, May 13, 2012 --- 3:23 p.m.

BERN, Wis. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 3-year-old boy who died after a skid steer accident on his family's farm.

The Wasau Daily Herald reports that Travis Flory died after he fell out of a bucket on the skid steer, and the vehicle ran him over. His 7-year-old brother was driving at the time.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says two other siblings were also playing with the vehicle at the time.

Authorities are still investigating. The 7-year-old regularly operated the machine during farm chores.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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Posted: Friday, May 11, 2012 --- 6:34p.m.

TOWN OF BERN, Wis. (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy is dead after a farm accident in Marathon County.

Deputies say the boy was killed Friday when he was run over by a skid steer driven by his 7-year-old brother.

Sheriff's Lt. Fred Goch says the 7-year-old apparently was giving three siblings a ride in the bucket when the 3-year-old fell out and was run over.

The accident happened in the Town of Bern. The victim died at the scene. His name has not been released.

Neighbors tell WAOW-TV (http://bit.ly/KNfF0X) five families work on the farm.

Authorities say the investigation continues but they don't expect charges to be filed.

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Information from: WAOW-TV, http://www.waow.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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