JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — A four-year-old from Indianola died in Colorado on Friday when a tree fell on him.
According to our sister station in Denver, the boy was visiting his grandmother and was the victim of a freak outdoor accident.
While law enforcement officials have not released the four-year-old boy’s name, the organizer of a GoFundMe fundraiser, Jennifer Sedlock, identified him as Maximillion Wood of Indianola. She wrote, “Any monetary donation will help with funeral expenses and getting Maximillion and the rest of the family back to Iowa as they navigate this loss.”
“This really looks like nothing more than a very unfortunate accident. But these kids were just out playing on this either slack line or zip line when one of the two trees gave away,” said Jacki Kelley with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office. “Think it’s been a tough morning for all the kids who were out playing because they were witness to the accident. So we have victim advocates out here and we have a team of investigators.”
Authorities say the line had been attached to two dead trees.