YORK COUNTY, Pennsylvania — A woman and three children have died and more people have been injured after a farm tractor pulling an open-bed trailer toppled over in south central Pennsylvania late Friday morning. authorities said:.
The crash occurred around 11:30 a.m. when an “older-model farm tractor” carrying a trailer carrying a dozen people ran off the roadway and over an embankment, causing the tractor and trailer to roll, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
The woman and three children were killed. Nine others were taken by ambulance or helicopter to local hospitals, police said.
The incident took place in Lower Chanceford Township in southern York County, about 100 miles west of Philadelphia.
An adult man driving the tractor was also taken away in serious condition.
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State police said the man driving the tractor and pulling the trailer lost control of the vehicle before going off the road.
The children ranged in age from one to 14 years and their circumstances vary, state police said.
No other vehicles were involved.
“Our hearts go out to the families of the youth and everyone involved,” Lieutenant Adam Reed said at a news conference. “It’s a very hard day for everyone down there.”