Vancleave boy dies after tragic accident with dump truck, bulldozer

Vancleave boy dies after tragic accident with dump truck, bulldozer

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Vancleave family is grieving after their 12-year-old was killed in a tragic accident involving a dump truck and a bulldozer.

Authorities say Hunter Dewayne Hewett died Wednesday just before 5 p.m. while he was helping his grandfather unload dirt from the dump truck. The boy became stuck between the truck's tailgate and its bed when his grandfather backed a bulldozer up to the truck.

Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell said the boy's grandfather did not see him, calling it a tragic accident. The department's traffic division is still investigating.

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