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March 8, 2014

Accident: Man killed when grandson backs over him

ENID, Okla. — Editor's note: Edited March 10 to remove shifting reference.

An Ames man was killed when his grandson started the man’s Suburban in the Walmart parking lot Saturday, running over him.

According to Enid Police Capt. Jack Morris, emergency responders were summoned to the store at 11:41 a.m. Saturday. When they arrived at the scene, Raymond Carson, 54, was alive, but bleeding.

“On arrival, emergency responders found that the victim was bleeding and still breathing as they began preparing him for transportation to the hospital,” Morris said.

Emergency responders were told the driver’s-side rear wheel of Carson’s 1997 Suburban backed over him while he was loading items into the back of the vehicle, Morris said.

“Several customers of the business had already removed the victim from under the vehicle, prior to the arrival of emergency responders,” Morris said.

LIFE EMS took Carson to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center, where he was pronounced dead at 12:40 p.m., Morris said.

Police learned that Carson was loading items into the back of the Suburban when his 9-year-old grandson started it, Morris said.

“Shortly after starting the vehicle, the vehicle begin moving backwards and then knocked the victim to the ground and backed over the victim’s torso area,” Morris said. “The vehicle came to rest after striking two other vehicles that were parked in the parking lot.”

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