A three-year-old boy has been killed by a tractor on a property south of Hobart.
Police and paramedics were called to the Kettering property about 7.30pm on Thursday after the boy was tragically hit by a tractor driven by his dad.
“Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and loved ones at this difficult time,” Tasmania Police said in a statement.
Inspector David Wiss said on Friday “it was simply a collision”.
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“The three-year-old boy was pronounced deceased at the scene,” he told reporters.
“Very sadly, the tractor was being driven by the father of the boy at the time of the incident.
“It is nothing but a tragic accident.”
The boy’s traumatised family have been assisting police to determine the exact circumstances of the accident, Insp Wiss said.
Officers are investigating the incident and are preparing a report for the coroner.
RIP little one. Our thoughts are with the family x