This afternoon, Sept. 20, a toddler wandered onto the Windsor Road in Chelsea and lied down. Maine State Police say the 21-month-old toddler died after she was run over by a tow truck.

From Maine State Police:

On Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at approximately 2:23 pm, Troopers with the State Police Central Field Troop responded to Windsor Road in Chelsea for a report of a child struck by a tow truck. After troopers arrived on scene, it was determined that a 62-year-old male driver from Chelsea was traveling northbound on Windsor Road in his 2007 GMC flatbed tow truck when he struck a child. The child who was 21 months old was playing outside a residence on Windsor Road when she wandered into the roadway and laid down. The driver did not realize that it was a child laying in the road until the vehicle struck her. Troopers and witnesses performed CPR until Chelsea Fire and Gardiner Rescue arrived on scene. The child was transported to Maine General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Troopers continue to investigate the crash. No further information is available at this time.

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