4-year-old killed in tractor accident

UINTAH COUNTY (ABC 4 News) - A 4 year-old girl is dead in Uintah County after a tractor accident Monday around 4 p.m. 

It happened near 4000 South 4500 East, about 5 miles southeast of Roosevelt.

Uintah County Sheriff's Department says Makenzie Nielson, of Independence, was riding on the side of the tractor while one of her family members was driving it.

When the driver shifted down, the tractor rolled forward causing Makenzie to lose her balance and fall off.

The driver couldn't stop the tractor in time and the child was run over by the rear tire.

Mackenzie was taken to a nearby hospital, but she died from her injuries. 

The accident is now under investigation.


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