A 3-year-old in Stebbins was accidentally killed on New Year’s Eve after being run over by a truck, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.
The child was reportedly underneath the truck before the vehicle’s owner got in and drove away. The driver then “felt a bump and observed a child laying on the ground behind his vehicle,” according to the dispatch.
The child’s next of kin was present during the incident, and Pete was later pronounced dead at the Stebbins clinic.
Troopers in Nome were notified of the child’s death at 2 p.m. on Thursday and traveled to Stebbins to investigate. While the incident is still under investigation, troopers said they do not suspect foul play.
Pete’s body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.