BURNHAM, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- A two-year-old was tragically killed when his grandfather accidentally backed over him in Burnham on Monday.
Maine State Police say two-year-old Raymond Rayeski III, died when he was run-over by his grandfather, who was backing up a tractor and did not see the little boy.
54-year-old Raymond Rayeski Sr. was watching his grandson, the two were outside working with a tractor around a woodpile on the property. They were both on the tractor but the child decided to get off and play.
Police say the grandfather continued cleaning up debris and dumping items a short distance away. He did not see his grandson running to him on the tractor before the tragedy.
The grandfather drove the boy to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield where he died.
Detectives termed the death a tragic accident.
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