キムBarry Plath それは continuing to open up 関して 2008 accident that killed their 17-month-old-son Joshua in a two-hour-long episode of TLC’s プラスビルへようこそ 火曜日の夜.

On their show プラスビルへようこそ, the Plaths have introduced nine of their children — イーサン, Hosanna, Micah, モリヤ, リディア, アイザック, アンバー, カシア, と慈悲. Their 10th child, a son named Joshua, was killed in a tragic incident that occurred in their backyard in 2008.

プラスビルへようこそ follows parents Kim and Barry as they raise their kids — conservative, 宗教的, homeschooled, sheltered from technology, and barred from sugary drinks — while residing on an isolated 50-acre farm in rural Georgia.

最近, the couple announced that they are parting ways 後 24 結婚年数. Despite their split, they will continue to remain loyal to their family. “As we navigate this new chapter in our lives, we will co-parent our amazing children,” Kim and Barry said in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

Here’s what to know about the late Joshua Plath and everything Kim and Barry have said about him since his tragic death.

When was Joshua Plath born?

Joshua was born on April 15, 2007 and died in 2008, ほぼ 10 years before his family appeared on television.

How did Joshua Plath die?

Lydia and Kim Plath on TLC's Welcome to Plathville

Lydia and Kim Plath on TLC’s Welcome to Plathville
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Joshua died in a farming accident that took place on the Plath farm in autumn 2008. Kim was using her car to move fruit trees on their Georgia property and did not realize her 17-month-old son was nearby until she hit him.

I had just seen him and I thought it was okay,” Kim recalled in an episode that aired in 2019. “But I ran over him.According to Kim, who was pregnant with her eighth child at the time, none of the kids were there to witness the accident.

Kim recalled that an ambulance and emergency technicians rushed to the scene while she prayed. Despite the team’s best efforts to save the toddler, he passed away.

The incident was officially ruled an accident by the local Sheriff’s office, あたり Thomasville Times Enterprise.

What have Barry and Kim Plath said about Joshua’s death?


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によると Women’s Day, Kim once wrote an essay on the family’s now-deleted website, detailing how she struggled tremendously and faced depression in the wake of their son’s death.

I woke up every morning and functioned. But just barely. I wanted to die,” the matriarch wrote, によると Woman’s Day. “My husband was dealing with losing his son and his wife. I was gone. Checked out. Unavailable for conversations or reality.

I thought of the accusations I would have thrown at Barry if the situation had been reversed,” キムが書いた. “He never did. He never even hinted at anything like that. He was strong. He just loved me.

Kim also opened up about the accident to producers during an episode in season 2. “I probably am my biggest accuser and that was a battle that I dealt [と] the first year that he died,” 彼女は言いました. “I was pretty much just shut down.

The two-hour episode of プラスビルへようこそ, which centers around the family’s fraught reunion as they convene for a memorial for Joshua, 火曜日に放送 9 午後. TLCのET.