Boy, 4, dies after falling from tractor and being crushed under wheels

Boy, 4, dies after falling from tractor and being crushed under wheels

A four-year-old boy died after falling from a tractor and being run over by the agricultural vehicle.

Harry Lee fell from a small telehandler-type vehicle at around 11.15am on Monday and was then crushed to death in a 'tragic accident'.

Emergency services rushed to the scene, a farm near Burnley, Lancs., and treated the boy for serious head injuries but he was pronounced dead before being taken to hospital.

In a statement released today, Harry's devastated family described the "cheeky" boy, who was raised on the farm, as a tractor fanatic and animal lover.

They said: "Harry was four years old and the light of our lives.

"He was a much loved son, grandson, brother, cousin and uncle in his large extended family.

"He never failed to make friends and melt hearts wherever he went, with his cheeky smile and his laughter.

"Harry was born and brought up on a farm and loved the outdoor lifestyle.

"His passion was tractors and animals. He could name every brand and type of tractor in the area by sight and loved to feed and look after the animals.

"Harry has attended the same nursery for three years and he loved his teachers and his friends.

"Harry's teacher admitted that everything she knows about farming and tractors had come from him and that even she could identify the different tractors and the trailers by sight.

"Harry loved listening to music, and insisted on being in charge of the play list whenever he went out in the car.

"Most of all Harry was our angel and although it is the most difficult time of our lives, trying to come to terms with his loss, he will always be with us and we will think of him every day for the rest of our lives."

Harry's death is not being treated as suspicious and no arrests have been made.

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