A dad's plow kills his young boy in Maine. On March 21, the New York Daily News reported that Kevin Capponi, 36, of Greene, Maine backed his plow truck up and accidentally hit his 6-year-old son who was playing on a scooter. Capponi had been cleaning up the snow that dumped over a foot in many areas on Tuesday.
The young boy named Nathan was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. Capponi told police that he did not see his son playing in the driveway and police are investigating this as a "tragic accident" (via WTVR). It is unknown what kind of injuries that Nathan Capponi sustained.
The dad's plow killed the boy just after 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday. The boy was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. It is unknown whether or not he was conscious when emergency crews arrived on the scene. The family, obviously devastated, has not released a statement of any kind. This tragedy has the town -- and people all over the country -- mourning this terrible loss.
Plow drivers know that it's not always easy to maneuver their truck especially when the roads are slick. There are a lot of blind spots when driving a truck with a plow (regardless if the truck is in reverse) and snowy conditions make visibility worse.
The headline "dad's plow kills boy" is simply heartbreaking. So many people have been thinking of this family during his time of tragedy.
© Effie Orfanides 2013