Women, Three Children Killed In Pennsylvania Accident, As Many As Nine Others Hospitalized

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), Troop J, York station is investigating a fatal crash that claimed the lives of at least four people earlier today. The crash
occurred shortly after 11 a.m. on the 1100 block of Furnace Road in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania officials said Friday.

Troopers said an older-model farm tractor was pulling a flatbed, open utility trailer. Twelve individuals were riding in the trailer when the operator of the tractor traveled off the roadway and over an embankment, causing the tractor and trailer to roll, killing an adult woman and three juveniles.

Multiple other juvenile passengers who were riding in the trailer were transported by ambulance or helicopter to local hospitals. The farm tractor’s operator, an adult man, was transported from the scene in serious condition.

The PSP Troop J Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist Unit, Forensic Services Unit, and Criminal Investigation Unit responded to the scene to assist in the investigation. The York
County Coroner also responded to the scene.

The investigation is ongoing, and the roadway remains closed

Breaking Report

Friday morning York County Pennsylvania rescue crews responded to a crash reportedly involving a vehicle and a horse and buggy in Lower Chanceford Township, Pennsylvania.

Officials later clarified that the incident involved a farmer on a tractor pulling a trailer with 10 children inside when the tractor went off the road and the trailer overturned.

Cody Santiago, Director of the York County Office of Emergency Management tells FSU that as many as 12 patients were injured in the accident, four of whom have succumbed to their injuries.

Santiago said that a Mass Casualty Incident was declared at 11:13 after the 911 center received multiple reports about the accident.

Initial reports also indicate that the accident involved entrapment and ejections from the vehicle.  Command requested as many as six medivac helicopters.

Pennsylvania State Police: Lower Chanceford Township: PSP York is investigating a farm tractor rollover crash that occurred in the area of 1100 Furnace Road after 11 a.m. Four fatalities are confirmed (1 adult, 3 children). The road is closed at this time.

PennDOT: Multi-vehicle crash on PA 425 both directions between GAMBLERS BOAT YARD, INDIAN STEPS RD, SAWMILL RD and LOWER RIVER RD. All lanes closed.

This is a developing story

 

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