Our hearts ache with this news last week from Kansas. According to McPherson County Sheriff Investigator Captain Doug Anderson, 9-year-old Cayden Avery was mowing the lawn with his dad around 8:45 p.m. Friday when they struck something that jarred the tractor.
Avery fell off and was struck by the tractor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This is the second time the McPherson County has experienced a fatal tractor accident in recent months. In November, an 8-year-old boy was killed after a piece of equipment broke off and flew into the cab of the tractor, hitting the boy.
The ag community can help the Avery family with funeral and other expenses during this tragic time through a YouCaring site. The site has already reached $4,495 of their $5,000 goal.