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Tragedy as boy, 12, dies after being run over by a tractor he had just jumped off working on a farm

Tragedy as boy, 12, dies after being run over by a tractor he had just jumped off while working on a farm

  • A 12-year-old boy was hit by a tractor while he was using on a farm in Victoria
  • The boy was using the tractor to spread fertiliser when the accident happened
  • Police believe the boy was struck after he got off the tractor while it was still on
  • WorkSafe Victoria will continue its investigation on the accident  

A 12-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a tractor he was using on a farm in Victoria’s far north.

The boy was found dead at a property on Frees Road in Lietchville near the NSW border at about 7.30am on Sunday.

Paramedics were called to the scene, but the boy had already died.  

A 12-year-old boy has been hit and killed by a tractor he was using on a farm in Victoria’s far north

It’s understood he was using the tractor to spread fertiliser. 

‘Police believe the boy got off the tractor for some reason and was then struck by the still-moving machine,’ a Victoria Police spokeswoman said.

WorkSafe Victoria are en route to the scene and will be investigating.

Leitchville is in far-north Victoria, about 50km north west of Echuca.

The boy was found dead after using the tractor to spread fertiliser at a property on Frees Road in Lietchville (pictured)

The boy was found dead after using the tractor to spread fertiliser at a property on Frees Road in Lietchville (pictured)

Police believe the boy was struck after he got off the tractor while it was still on (stock image)

Police believe the boy was struck after he got off the tractor while it was still on (stock image)

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