YORK COUNTY, Pa. – A woman and three children died and others were injured after a farm tractor towing an open-bed trailer overturned in south-central Pennsylvania late Friday morning, the authorities said.
The crash happened around 11.30am when an “older model farm tractor” towing a trailer carrying a dozen people left the roadway and rolled over an embankment, causing the tractor and trailer to roll, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.
The woman and her three children died. Nine other people were transported by ambulance or helicopter to local hospitals, police said.
The woman who died was 36 and the children killed were two girls, 14 and 6, and a 9-year-old boy, according to the York County Coroner’s Office. The names have not been released.
The incident happened in Lower Chanceford Township in southern York County, about 60 miles west of Philadelphia.
An adult male driving the tractor was also transported off the scene and was in serious condition.
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State police said the man driving the tractor towing the trailer lost control before pulling off the road.
The children ranged in age from one to 14 and their conditions vary, state police said.
No other vehicle was involved.
“Our thoughts are with the families of the miners and everyone involved,” Lt. Adam Reed said at a press conference. “It’s a very difficult day for everyone there.”