13 year old dies trying to rescue dog - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

13 year old dies trying to rescue dog

COUSHATTA, LA  (KPLC) - A 13-year-old Bienville Parish boy died after running in front of a dump truck, attempting to rescue a dog.

Clayton Barnard was killed Monday morning in the accident in Red River Parish, north of Coushatta. The dog, a stray that had reportedly been following the boy, had jumped from the bed of a pickup truck they were riding in. The boy bailed out to get the dog and wound up in the path of the dump truck. The dog survived but the boy was fatally injured. He was pronounced dead at Christus Coushatta Health Care Center.

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