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Woodburn man dies in New Year's Eve accident


A Woodburn man was killed after being run over by a car in his driveway on New Year’s Eve.

At 2:30 p.m., police responded to the 1000 block of Kelowna Court.

The police investigation determined that the 45-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was working on a car in his driveway with his 14-year-old son. The father reportedly asked his son to move the car forward. Having moved the car too far forward, the father asked the son to reverse a little. The son accelerated too fast in reverse, knocking down the father and running over him.

Police officers performed CPR until LifeFlight arrived. The victim was taken to a Portland-area hospital where he died from his injuries later that afternoon.

An online funding campaign has been set up to help the family with medical and funeral expenses. For more information, visit www.gofundme.com/xvh3z4yg.