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5-year-old dies after being run over by truck

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A pick-up truck being operated by a teenager ran over a 5-year-old Wilson boy on Thursday.

The St. Croix County Sheriff's office responded to a residence in the Village of Wilson at about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

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According to the Sheriff's Department, a 1991 Chevrolet K1500 pickup was being moved by 18-year-old driver Trygve Turner.

Rodney Blodgett, 5, of Wilson went in front of the truck and he was run over.

Blodgett was transported to the Baldwin Area Medical Center by Baldwin EMS where he was pronounced dead by the St. Croix County Medical Examiner.

Assisting at the scene was the Woodville Police Department. The incident remains under investigation by the Sheriff's Department.

Funeral service for Rodney Blodgett, age 5, of Wilson, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the Wilson Lutheran Church, Wilson, with visitation from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley is handling arrangements.

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