A three-year-old boy has died after a log fell on him in Timaru this afternoon.

The boy died at a business address in Washdyke after a log rolled onto him about 3pm.

A police spokeswoman said police and Worksafe are conducting an investigation into the incident.

The preschooler was reportedly being taken to hospital by family when they were met by a police car.

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An officer then took the boy to hospital in the police car. The boy later died of his injuries.