The town of Lincoln lowers flags to half-mast after death of local boy

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The Town of Lincoln has issued a statement after a 4-year-old boy was killed by a truck Monday afternoon after he slid on a snow sled into the road off a slope. (See related story)

The statement signed by Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton and Chief Administrative Officer Mike Kirkopoulos read as follows:

“Today with heavy hearts, we are collectively mourning the loss of one of our community members, a four-year-old child who has tragically left us due to an accident here in Lincoln.

First and foremost, we are extending our sincerest condolences to the child’s family and loved ones at this most difficult time.

“We were saddened to hear of this terrible news from the Niagara Regional Police Service on February 1, and as the investigation continues and more details are brought to light, we will endeavour to work with the Niagara Regional Police Service, Lincoln Fire Rescue and other community partners to assist in any and every way we can.

In memory of this child, we will be lowering our flags to half-mast at all the Town’s facilities. Please take a moment to honour this young child by lighting a candle or saying a prayer for family, friends and everyone who has been affected by this tragic accident.”