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Child hit by 18-wheeler, killed
Apr 11, 2011 | 5484 views | 3 3 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bee County sheriff’s deputies are still investigating the death of a 2-year-old girl in Pawnee Friday evening.

Investigator Adam Levine said the dispatcher at the sheriff’s office got a call at 7:25 p.m. from a family living on State Highway 72 near Pawnee.

The investigator said that a great-grandfather who lived in the home is a truck driver who received a call to haul a load.

Family members went outside to tell the great-grandfather goodbye and as he was leaving, making a U-turn, the 2-year-old apparently ran out and was struck by a tire on the truck’s trailer.

The great-grandfather was unable to see the child because she was on the right side of the vehicle.

Levine said no names are being released because the incident is still under investigation.

“It was just a tragic accident,” Levine said Monday.

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LadyTexan
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April 11, 2011
this is so sad

a tragic accident if there ever was one.

prayers for this entire family.
jamesa
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April 11, 2011
years back i played basketball in pawnee and like tilden i met nothing but good people.being a grandparent now myself i immediately started praying for this granfather.my son works in the oil fields and also drives a truck and is a friend of this grandfather i could not come close to comprehend the state this man is under after this tragedy! the Church of the Harvest from tilden,will continue to pray for this family. One thing about it she is sitting with the Master in heaven!!