A tragic mishap claimed the life of a three-year-old boy near his home Thursday night arond 9:30 p.m. at Cottageville.

A tragic mishap claimed the life of a three-year-old boy near his home Thursday night arond 9:30 p.m. at Cottageville.

 Braxton Conley, 3, died of injuries sustianed when he was accidentally struck by a vehicle driven by a family acquaintance backing out of the driveway of the residence near Old Mill Road.

  The family described him as “a happy go lucky little boy.” Braxton had reported played in leaves earlier in the day at his grandfather’s home.

  Deputy Julia Bowen, Lt. Todd Roberts and Deputy B.L. Varney fo the Jackson Ciounty Sheriff’s Depaetment are conducting the inviestigaton.