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Sheriff: Young child fatally hurt at Madras Speedway

July 8, 2019

MADRAS, Ore. (AP) — Police say a very young child was fatally injured at Madras Speedway near Bend.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that the child was hurt at the speedway Saturday evening.

The child was taken to a local hospital and then flown to a Portland-area hospital where the child died.

The sheriff’s office says the family of the child is cooperating with an investigation.

KTVZ-TV reports that Sheriff Jim Adkins confirmed that the child was struck by a pickup truck and that it appears it was accidental.

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