Boy Killed By Dad’s Plow; Tragic Accident Shocks Small Town Residents

By iScienceTimes Staff on March 21, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

Boy killed By dad's plow
Snow plows are common in Maine. (Photo: Creative Commons)

A boy killed by his dad's plow in a small town in Maine was playing in a blind spot as his father backed the snow plow truck up the family's 100-foot driveway. Nathan Capponi, the boy killed by his dad's plow, was only 6 years old. State police spokesman Steve McCausland said Nathan Capponi was pronounced dead at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston after being hit by his father's plow truck around 6:45 a.m.

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News of the boy killed by his dad's plow spread quickly in the small town of Greene and local residents expressed shock and grief upon hearing the news of the tragic accident. The Portland Press Herald caught up with some locals at a Circle K convenience store near where the accident took place and, not surprisingly, the story of the boy killed by his dad's plow was being discussed by the store's regular customers and employees.

"It must be horrible," said Ben McGray, whose mother once baby-sat Kevin Capponi.

After news of the boy killed by his dad's plow began to spread, friends, family and others have flooded Kevin Capponi's Facebook page with support and condolences. He posted a link to a news story about his son's death along with the message: "Here is the story everyone ... please forgive me and my family ... I love him with all my heart ... it is now broken."

"My most heartfelt sympathies to you and your family Kevin. Always hold onto the memories and know that you all have a community of friends and relatives that are here to surround you. You are in my thoughts," wrote Krista Knowlton Bean

"I"ll never forget the dedication and the time you spent giving that extra time needed to my little boy when he needed it. You need to remember just how wonderful you are to everyone Kevin! We are thinking of you!" wrote Gretchen MacGregor.

"No words can take away how you must be feeling. Just know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything just let us know," wrote Michelle Letourneau.

No charges are expected to be filed after the boy was killed by his dad's plow, and officials have deemed the situation a tragic accident.

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