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10-year-old boy kills himself by driving forklift into ditch

By Mason White 3:00 PM November 23, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A young boy tragically died after crashing a forklift into a ditch while taking it for a joyride on his family’s farm, police in Canada said.

Killam police said that the incident unfolded around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, at the family farm owned and operated by the 10-year-old boy’s parents.

According to the police investigation, this wasn’t the first time that the boy drove the family owned forklift at the farm.

However, during the latest joyride, the boy drove the forklift into a ditch and it rolled over. People in the area quickly tried to help the injured child, but the boy died at the scene.

Relatives told police that the boy knew how to operate the forklift. So far, no arrests have been made. It is legal for a child to drive heavy machinery without a license on private property.