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5-year-old killed by skid loader

A 5-year-old boy was killed in Cannon Falls Township on Thursday evening when he was crushed by a skid loader.

Matthew Mallett was riding in the bucket of a skid loader driven by Gail Henderson, 49, Cannon Falls Township, when he fell out and was crushed by the machine, according to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office.

Mallett was taken to Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls where he was pronounced dead.