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18-month-old boy run over by truck dies in Alton Elementary parking lot

Alton Elementary School

ALTON (WGME) -- The 18-month-old boy killed Friday afternoon when he was run over by a pickup in the parking lot of the Alton Elementary School has been identified as Drake Sechrest of Howland.

Drake was at the parking lot with his mother, 25-year-old Caitlin Carroll, and 8 others watching family members use a go-cart around 4:20 p.m.

The truck was driven by 49-year-old George Madore of Old Town, a janitor at the school. Madore, knew the family of the boy and and talked to some of the adults before he got in his pickup to drive off. The boy had wandered away from family members and Madore had driven less then 10 feet when his truck ran over the boy.

Emergency officials say they administered first aid, but the boy died about 20 minutes later.

State Police continue to investigate the accident.

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