A young child was killed Thursday morning after he was run over by a piece of farm equipment.

The incident brought emergency crews to a farm on Crooks Tract Road north of Conestogo around 11:30 a.m.

“Shortly after police, fire, and ambulance arrived it was determined the child died as a result of the farm accident,” said Sgt. John Nymann with the Waterloo Regional Police Service.

Crooks Tract farm death

A neighbor told CTV News that the young boy was run over.

Police have not released details about what kind of equipment was involved.

The boy was under three-years-old.

“The family at this time is grieving,” says Sgt. Nymann. “Many of us emergency responders on scene are parents ourselves, so we can relate and appreciate the depth of the grief the family is experiencing.”