Lucedale family grief stricken after father accidentally runs over child

By WLOX Staff

LUCEDALE, MS (WLOX) - A family is grieving over their lost child after the child's father accidentally ran him over.

The child's father, Nathaniel Cochran, told George County deputies his two children were under the carport at their Lucedale home when he began to move his car.

He told authorities 16-month-old Christian Cochran made a sudden move while the car was being moved and was accidentally hit.

Christian's mother called the Sheriff's Department to let them know Nathaniel Cochran was on his way to the hospital with the child who was pronounced dead on arrival.

The George County Sheriff is investigating the accident.

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