05/13/2013 11:34 EDT | Updated 07/13/2013 05:12 EDT

4-year-old boy dead in farm accident

A four-year-old boy died last night shortly after 7 p.m. after being crushed by a farm vehicle.

The accident happened at a dairy farm in Rivière-Ouelle in Quebec’s Bas St-Laurent region near Rivière-du-Loup.

A man who was transporting bales of hay discovered the child under his vehicle.

The Sûreté du Québec said the boy died within minutes of arriving at the hospital.