Deadly farm tractor crash in Pennsylvania leaves at least 4 dead
YORK COUNTY, Pa. – A woman and three children died and many others were injured after a farm tractor pulling a flatbed trailer overturned in south-central Pennsylvania on Friday morning, the government said.
The accident happened at about 11:30 a.m. when an “old-fashioned” tractor-trailer pulled a trailer carrying dozens of people across the roadway and overturned the embankment, causing the trailer and trailer to overturn. , according to a press release from the Pennsylvania State Police.
The woman and three children were dead. Nine others were taken by ambulance or helicopter to local hospitals, police said.
The incident happened in the town of Lower Chanceford in south York County, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.
An adult man driving the tractor-trailer was also removed from the scene and in serious condition.
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State police said the man driving the tractor-trailer lost control of the vehicle before hitting the road.
State police said the children ranged in age from one to 14 and their conditions varied.
No other vehicles are involved.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the minors and all involved,” Lieutenant Adam Reed said at a news conference. “It’s been a very difficult day for everyone down there.”