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Boy, 8, dies in skid steer loader accident
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TOWN OF BLANCHARD — An 8-year-old boy was run over and killed in a skid steer-loader accident Friday afternoon.

Melvin Allen “A.J.” Jerrett Jr. was pronounced dead by Lafayette County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Ruf at the scene of the accident in the 19000 block of Yellowstone Church Road southwest of Blanchardville.

Lafayette County sheriff’s deputies were called to the site where a small campground is being developed around 4:40 p.m.

The skid-steer loader was driven by Melvin Jerrett Sr., 31, Mineral Point.

Blanchardville Fire and Rescue and Argyle EMS responded to the scene.

Visitation will be held at Pecatonica Elementary School in Hollandale, where A.J. was a second-grader, Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m. The funeral will be held at Blanchardville Lutheran Church Friday at 11 a.m. Saether Funeral Home of Blanchardville is in charge of arrangements.