3-year-old killed in tractor accident in Somerset County
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Fed slashes its emergency power options in crisis
- Starkey: Tomlin lived in his fears
- Founder of Z&M Cycle Sales in Hempfield killed in Florida motorcycle crash
- Pa. Supreme Court: Highmark Medicare Advantage members to retain access to UPMC
- Woodland Hills girls basketball team emphasizing attention to detail
- Increasing player salaries pinch financial flexibility of Pirates
- 7 percent in Allegheny County able to carry concealed gun
- In a heartbeat: ‘Kissing bug’ showing up in Pa.
- Penguins’ reshuffled top line of Crosby, Dupuis, Kunitz looks familiar
- Dorfman: Barnes & Noble could beat bookstore blues, chief’s stock buy suggests
- Regoli won’t seek recount in Westmoreland County judge election