GILMER â€”The Upshur County Sheriffâ€™s Office declined to release information Monday concerning the death of a 4-ÂyearÂ-old boy in the Gilmer area Sunday night.
Investigator Chris Clark told the Tyler Morning Telegraph an investigation into the matter is ongoing and the office would release information in â€śa day or two.â€ť
Clark did not confirm anyone had died, but Croley Funeral Home in Gilmer confirmed that Ryley Johnston died Sunday evening and that his body had been sent for an autopsy.
A Gilmer firefighter who spoke with the newspaper on condition of anonymity said he understood the child was run over by a vehicle.
Law enforcement and other emergency personnel converged on an area where Buffalo Street forks a short distance west of the Gilmer city limits Sunday night. A trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety at the scene said an incident had occurred on private property, and he was assisting the sheriffâ€™s office in its investigation.
The Gilmer Fire Department and Gilmer police also responded to the scene.