Boy, 4, killed in fatal farm tractor accident

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CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. – A
4-year-old boy was fatally wounded after falling off a farm tractor and being struck by a tire in the Town
of Canajoharie at South Buel Road on Friday.

According to the Montgomery County
Sheriff's Office, the victim was a passenger on a farm tractor driven by his
uncle. The boy began to lose his balance and his uncle was unable to catch him,
striking the boy with the tractor tire.

The boy was pronounced dead at the
scene by the Montgomery County Coroner's Office.

Accident reconstruction was
conducted by NYSP and assisted by sheriff's office investigators.

At this time the names of the family
and the victim have not been released.

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