Authorities say toddler killed in tractor accident

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Authorities say a 1-year-old boy in Shelby County was killed when his father backed over him with a tractor.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the accident occurred around 6 p.m. Wednesday.

According to authorities, the boy's father was working in their backyard with a Bobcat tractor. The father apparently lost track of the child's whereabouts and backed over him.

Authorities said the boy's mother was supposed to be watching the boy, but stepped away.

Detectives are still investigating the incident. It's uncertain if charges will be filed.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com

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