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Child dies in accident

September 8, 2013

A 4-year-old boy from Blackfoot is dead after being struck by a car on Saturday.
According to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Rowland, the accident took place during a youth football game at Snake River High School about 5:30 p.m. Conner Covington was playing on the east side of the fence. when a woman driving a SUV prepared to leave, Rowland said the boy darted in front of the vehicle and was run over.
The child was taken to Bingham Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Rowland said the investigation into the accident is continuing.
"It's just a tragic accident," said Rowland. "A lot of people saw it (happen). It's pretty tough."
Covington was the son of Christopher Allen and Cindy Clark Covington.

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