6-year-old boy killed in sledding accident

Published: Sunday, Dec. 23 2012 3:54 p.m. MST

FAIRVIEW — A 6-year-old boy was killed in a sledding accident in Fairview Canyon on Saturday.

The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was sledding with a group of family members. The Sanpete County Sheriff's Office reported the boy "was coming down the hill pretty fast and struck a tree. He suffered serious head trauma."

The boy's family rushed him to Sanpete Valley Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

The sheriff's office said they wanted to respect the family's request for privacy at this time.

Additional information will be posted when available.

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