Regional
10:45 am
Tue May 3, 2011

Deming Boy Dies After Accident

Deming – Luna County sheriff's deputies say a 4-year-old Deming boy was fatally injured when a pickup truck moved as he was playing between the rear of the truck and a hydraulic utility trailer hooked to it.

The Deming Headlight reports Damian Lopez was pronounced dead Friday at Mimbres Memorial Hospital about two hours after the Luna County Sheriff's Office was notified of the accident.

Sheriff's deputies say the boy sustained severe head trauma.

Deputies were told the child had been running from one spot to another and began playing with the trailer hitch.

The driver of the pickup started to drive away but stopped when someone beeped a horn on another vehicle to alert him.

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Information from: Headlight, http://www.demingheadlight.com

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.