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March 19, 2013
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No mechanical issue found in 4-year-old’s death

An investigation into the Feb. 24 accident that killed 4-year-old Mason Geist near Spring Valley revealed there was no mechanical malfunction in the U-Haul truck involved in the accident. Undersheriff Paul Howell said investigators believe the boy shifted the truck from park into neutral, setting it in motion and resulting in Mason being bounced out of the cab. Family members took video of the truck shifting from park to neutral without the brake pedal being pressed. They said a label on the truck’s dash told drivers the brake had to be pressed to work the shift. “I think there’s something …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 19, 2013 06:20PM Published Mar 24, 2013 08:11AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.