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Authorities investigating death of 4-year-old boy

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 4-year-old boy after he reportedly fell from the back of a pickup truck near Mt. Spokane State Park.

Officials say the say the fall occurred in the area of Elliot and Wallis where the boy's family was said to be gathering firewood on their 12 acre farm. The boy reportedly fell off the back of the pickup and onto a woodpile.

The boy's father immediately drove him to the fire station at Market and Farwell. Fire officials called 911 and the boy was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed the boy died of internal injuries.

Officials with the Spokane County Sheriff's Office say the incident is under investigation.

KHQ is working to gather more information. Stay with KHQ.com for updates.

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