Human Interest Utah Boy, 6, Dies After He's Accidentally Thrown in Front of Dad's Snowplow Herman Slaughter was riding with his father and 9-year-old brother when the incident occurred By Rachel DeSantis Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Published on December 2, 2019 11:20 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Utah County Sheriff's Office A 6-year-old Utah boy was killed in a “tragic” snow removal accident on Friday, authorities said. Herman Slaughter, of Provo, was riding with his father and 9-year-old brother in a Kubota Skid Steer that was being used to remove snow at Aspen Grove Family Camp around 8 a.m., the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. As the group plowed snow, the loader “bounced or lurched,” causing Herman to fall forward out of the seating area and into its path. He sustained critical injuries after his head was struck, either by the bucket or the arm of the Steer, the sheriff’s office said. Wisconsin Man, 55, Found Frozen Dead Near Garage After Shoveling Snow: ‘It’s Dangerous Out Here’ Herman’s father gave him CPR until paramedics from the North Fork Fire Department arrived, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators referred to the incident as a “tragic accident,” according to the release. A GoFundMe for the boy’s family has so far raised $24,000. The page says Herman had a “great love of life” and was “always smiling and happy.” It also says he was a best friend to his three brothers.