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3-year-old killed in tractor accident in Somerset County

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Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A 3-year boy was killed in an Amish community in Somerset County Friday afternoon when he was run over by a farm tractor that he had accidentally started, state police said.

The victim, whose identity was not released, was killed at 2:10 p.m. along Shoemaker Hill Road in Salisbury, Elk Lick Township, state police at Somerset said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy got off the tractor when he accidentally started the vehicle and then was run over by it, police said.

Another child who was believed to have been struck by the tractor was treated at Meyersdale Hospital for minor injuries, police said.

Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller declined to identify the victim and declined comment on the accident.

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