Boy, 7, dies after fall from pickup hauling scrap metal
Madison Township — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has died after falling from the bed of a pickup truck filled with scrap metal in southern Michigan.
The Lenawee County sheriff’s department says Ethan Halter was riding in the bed of the truck with his 10-year-old brother on Monday night in Madison Township when he fell and struck his head on the pavement. The department says he was taken to a hospital in Toledo, Ohio, where he died.
The Daily Telegram of Adrian reports the truck was leaving a driveway at the time the boy fell. The Blade of Toledo reports a trailer being hauled by the truck also was filled with scrap metal.
The department says the pickup was driven by an Adrian man, the boys’ 33-year-old father. The death is under investigation.
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