A six-year-old boy was killed in a tragic snowplow accident in Aspen over Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
Herman Slaughter was riding on a snowplow with his dad and brother when the loader on the device “bounced or lurched,” making Herman fall off his seat and hit his head.
Herman Slaughter, 6, Dies in Tragic Snowplow Accident
His father attempted CPR, but Herman was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. The sheriff’s office reported that the head injury he sustained lead to his death.
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A GoFundMe page was set-up for the family, which noted that Herman had “a great love of life” and was “always smiling and happy.” Read the family’s message via the GoFundMe page below:
An unexpected tragedy occurred Friday November 29, 2019. One of Heavenly Father’s sweetest angels was called home. Herman Slaughter, son of Sarah Bedke Slaughter and Nate Slaughter, was a six-year old boy with a great love of life. Always smiling and happy, Herman was a best friend to his brothers, Henry, Theodore, and Jedediah.
During this emotional time, many friends and family have asked how they can help. This page has been set up as a way to help ease the financial burdens for the Slaughter family. All donations will go directly to Herman’s family.
The GoFundMe page also provided a photo of Herman, as well as the video of him skiing, embedded above.
The fundraising efforts brought has brought in $35,850 as of this writing, well above the campaign’s $20,000 goal for memorial services.
Herman is survived by his mom and dad, as well as three brothers.
Funeral services for Herman were held on Dec. 6, 2019 in Provo, Utah.
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