Another child dies from Albuquerque cherry picker accident

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Posted: May 30, 2015 12:18 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old Albuquerque boy has died from the cherry picker accident that killed his father and cousin and injured two other children.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1Gc087p ) that Kevin Raschick died at the University of New Mexico Hospital on Friday from injuries related to the Sunday accident.

Police say the cherry picker that carried Kevin, his father, brother, cousin and a neighbor toppled over from a strong gust of wind and crashed 50 feet to the ground, throwing all five people from the lift.

Gary Gillard, a friend of the Raschick family, says the boy's mother gave permission for her son's organs to be donated.

Gillard says Kevin's older brother, 10-year-old Bobby Raschick, is in stable condition. He says the 10-year-old neighbor is on life support.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com