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State Police: Six year old killed after motor vehicle accident in Norwich

By WKTV News

NORWICH, N.Y. (WKTV) - Authorities say a child has died after accidentally being run over by a vehicle operated by the mother.

On June 23, 2011, at approximately 7:37 p.m., the New York State Police responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the driveway of a home along State Highway 23 in Norwich.

Authorities said the investigation revealed that the victim, Leah M. Osterhout, age 6, was accidentally run over by a vehicle being operated by her mother, identified as Melissa Osterhout.

Leah was transported by private vehicle to Chenango Memorial Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

The Chenango County Sheriff's Department assisted with this investigation.

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