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South Huntingdon 'Master Farmer' dies in West Virginia ATV crash

Jacob Tierney
| Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, 4:21 p.m.
Greg Forejt Sr.
Greg Forejt Sr.

A South Huntingdon “Master Farmer” has died as a result of an ATV accident during a visit to a West Virginia hunting camp Friday.

Gregory Forejt Sr., 57, died at the Davis Medical Center, Elkins, W.Va.

The single-ATV crash happened about 9:20 p.m. Friday, according to the Randolph County Emergency Squad in West Virginia.

Forejt was driving near a remote road and drove into an electric fence, flipping his ATV, according to The Inter-Mountain newspaper in Elkins, W.Va. He was pronounced dead about 45 minutes later, the paper reported.

Forejt was named a “Mid-Atlantic Master Farmer” by American Agriculturalist magazine, an honor given to fewer than 1 percent of farmers. Over his career, he turned 30-acre Windy Heights Farm in East Huntingdon into a 1,600-acre enterprise.

He was a member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Westmoreland County Fair Board.

He is survived by his wife, Lesley Smith Forejt; sons Garrett Forejt of Carnegie and Gregory S. Forejt and wife Emily Kelly of Ruffsdale; and mother, Grace Marie Odent Forejt.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Saloom-Rega Funeral Service, 730 W. Main St., Mt. Pleasant.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-836-6646, or via Twitter @Soolseem.

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