By Fox 13 Tampa Bay Staff. From Fox 13 Tampa Bay. Originally posted: January 5, 2015. Original Article.


A tragic accident claimed the life of a 4-year-old boy at Parkesdale Farm over the weekend.

Hayden Hitchcock was running alongside a pickup truck Sunday around 4 p.m. when he fell underneath it, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver, 31-year-old Robert Parke, rushed the boy to South Florida Baptist Hospital. The boy was then taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital, where he died from his injuries, the sheriff’s office said.

Hayden is the great-grandson of Parkesdale Farms founder Roy Parke, the family confirmed to FOX 13 Monday.

The investigation is closed.