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Three-year-old girl's arm run over in parade

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CROSBY — A 3-year-old Ironton girl’s arm was run over by a tow truck Wednesday during Crosby’s Fourth of July parade, Crosby Police Chief Kim Coughlin said.

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Coughlin said the incident occurred at 11:48 a.m. at the beginning of the parade route on Fourth Street in Ironton. Coughlin said the girl was grabbing for some candy, when the tow truck that was in the parade ran over her arm. The girl was transported to Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby for non-life threatening injuries.

Coughlin said these are the type of incidents that everyone tries to avoid at parades. Coughlin said people throw candy at a good distance for safety, but occasionally an incident like this occurs where a young child runs too closely to another motor vehicle to retrieve candy.

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