Two-Year-Old Dies In Burnham Accident
State Police say a two-year-old boy died Monday in Burnham when a tractor driven by his grandfather accidentally backed over him.
According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, the incident took place at man's home at 150 Pond Rd . McCausland said Raymond Rayeski Sr , 54, was watching his grandson, two-year-old Raymond Rayeski, III and late morning the two were outside working with a tractor around a woodpile on the property. The two were both on the tractor at one point, but the child decided to get off tractor to play, McCausland said.
The grandfather continued to operate the tractor and was cleaning up debris and dumping the items a short distance away. It appears the boy then ran after the grandfather on the tractor, who was backing up and did not see the boy. McCausland said the man drove the boy to Sebasticook Valley Hospital in Pittsfield where he died . Detectives termed the death a tragic accident, according to McCausland.