4 dead in farm tractor crash in York County

One woman and three children are dead after a ‘farm tractor’ crash today. Five children are at Hershey Medical Center – while the driver of the tractor is being treated at another area hospital.The accident that led up to this is being called a tragedy.Somber and tragic were the words Lt. Adam Reed used to describe Friday morning’s deadly accident.”Especially anytime lives are lost, but especially when children are involved,” Reed said.The farm tractor pulling an open utility trailer carrying 11 children and one adult was traveling on Furnace Road in Lower Chanceford Township. “We saw two ambulances go down the road, two of them. It was kind of weird. We figured somebody might have drowned. But then we heard the sirens from the other side. Then the choppers coming down through,” Carry Gordon said. He was at home when he saw the first ambulance pass by his window.According to state police, the driver of the farm tractor, an adult male, was coming around this bend when he lost control – causing the trailer to flip over and slide down the embankment – ​​all the passengers were thrown from the trailer. Three children and one woman lost their lives. While accident reconstructionists worked to piece together what happened, Route 425 was closed – not opening again until 7 pm, when the farm tractor was finally removed from the scene.

One woman and three children are dead after a ‘farm tractor’ crash today.

According to state police, the trailer was carrying 11 children and one woman when the accident occurred. Five children are at Hershey Medical Center – while the driver of the tractor is being treated at another area hospital.

The accident that led up to this is being called a tragedy.

Somber and tragic were the words Lt. Adam Reed used to describe Friday morning’s deadly accident.

“Especially anytime lives are lost, but especially when children are involved,” Reed said.

The farm tractor pulling an open utility trailer carrying 11 children and one adult was traveling on Furnace Road in Lower Chanceford Township.

“We saw two ambulances go down the road, two of them. It was kind of weird. We figured somebody might have drowned. But then we heard the sirens from the other side. Then the choppers coming down through,” Carry Gordon said.

He was at home when he saw the first ambulance pass by his window.

According to state police, the driver of the farm tractor, an adult male, was coming around this bend when he lost control – causing the trailer to flip over and slide down the embankment – ​​all the passengers were thrown from the trailer. Three children and one woman lost their lives.

While accident reconstructionists worked to piece together what happened, Route 425 was closed – not opening again until 7 pm, when the farm tractor was finally removed from the scene.

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