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A five-year-old Stewartsville boy was hit by a Polaris Ranger backing out of a private property in DeKalb County Thursday afternoon at approximately 3 p.m.

Grayson Griffin suffered serious injuries after James Farr, 83, backed into him at the end of a driveway facing westbound two miles north of Stewartsville.

Griffin was transported by DeKalb County ambulance to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph. No one else was injured.

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