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Authorities release name of boy killed in skid steer accident

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A tragic day after a farming accident in Marathon County killed a little boy.

Marathon County deputies say 3 year old Travis Flory was killed after he was run over by his 7 year old brother driving a skid steer. A skid steer is a piece of farming equipment similar to a small tractor.

Deputies say the accident happened in the Town of Bern. That is just north of Athens on Highway 97.

Neighbors say five families work on the farm.

Authorities say the call came in just after 11 o'clock Friday morning. They say an investigation is ongoing but do not expect charges to be filed.

Newsline 9 will update this story when more details become available. 

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The Marathon County Sheriff's Department says a 3 year old boy was killed when he was run over by a 7 year old driving a skid steer.

The Newsline 9 crew on the scene saw a coroner's vehicle and a hearse.  Neighbors say family members are praying near the site of the accident.

Neighbors say five families farm at this address on Highway 97 in rural Marathon County, just north of Athens.

The Marathon County Sheriff's Department responded to the call just after 11 a.m. Friday.

Investigators are still on the scene.  Newsline 9 will provide further details as they become available.

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