A 2-year-old child was killed when he was hit by a semi truck he reportedly crawled under, according to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office.
The boy crawled under the trailer of the truck Wednesday night while it was parked at a house on Progressive Road in Wapato, Sgt. Randy Briscoe said. The truck belonged to a family member.
The family member started the truck and pulled forward a few feet before realizing he had hit something, Briscoe said. The man told police he last saw the boy in the front yard.
The boy was taken to Toppenish Community Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Briscoe said.