Honiton girl dies in steam rally accident
A five-year-old girl died in a "tragic accident" after a slow-moving vehicle reversed over at a steam rally is from Honiton, police have revealed.
The child died in hospital despite desperate attempts to save her after she reportedly ran behind the commercial 4x4 vehicle at the Lanlivery Vintage Rally, Steam Fair and Country Fair, near Lostwithiel late on Saturday morning.
People at the scene said the girl almost ran into the back of the vehicle as it reversed extremely slowly.
The show continued under the blessing of the girl's foster parents, who were present at the time of the tragedy.
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The day began with a memorial service to the child, which her foster family attended.
Show secretary Diane Williams said yesterday: "It was a tragic accident and the family wish us to continue."