8-year-old son dies after being run over by father on Wisconsin farm

An 8-year-old boy died Friday after authorities say he was killed in a farming accident in a southern Wisconsin farm.

According to the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the boy was run over by his father who was using a skid-steer loader on the farm in the Town of Dane.

The suffered severe injuries to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene. The medical examiner ruled the death an accident.

Deputies say the father and son were recent immigrants from Nicaragua. The Dane County District Attorney's Office is working to raise money to send the boy's body back to the country.

This story features reporting from the Associated Press.