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Boy killed by father in snow plow accident identified


STAR PRAIRIE, WI (WTAQ) - A four-year-old boy killed in a snow-plowing accident at his family’s western Wisconsin home was identified today as Collin Fitzgerald of Star Prairie.

Saint Croix County authorities said Collin was playing in a snow-fort that his parents built for him, while his father Daniel was plowing his driveway with a vehicle.

The man drove partially into his garage and then backed up to pull snow from the front of the garage – and it was then that his saw blood from the youngster.

His father called 911 and then tried to revive Collin – but he died a short time later at a New Richmond hospital.

Saint Croix County Sheriff John Shilts said the incident was an accident by all accounts, and quote, “This is one of the most tragic events than anyone could ever have to deal with.”