4 dead in York County tractor crash

                A woman and three children were killed after a 'farm tractor' crashed today, and according to the state police, the trailer was carrying 11 children and one woman when the accident occurred.  There are five children at Hershey Medical Center - while the tractor driver was being treated at another hospital in the area, the accident that led to it is called a tragedy, and the words tragic and tragic were the words Lieutenant Adam Reed used to describe Friday morning.  Fatal accident.  “Especially anytime lives are lost, but especially when children are involved,” Reed said.  A farm tractor was pulling an open trailer carrying 11 children and an adult traveling on France Road in Lower Chansford Township.  "We saw two ambulances coming down the road, two of them. It was kind of weird. We thought someone had drowned. But then we heard the sirens from the other side. Then the helicopters come down," said Carrie Gordon.  He was home when he saw the first ambulance pass by his window, and according to state police, the farm tractor driver, an adult male, was turning around this bend when he lost control - causing the trailer to roll and skid down.  Bridge - all passengers were thrown from the trailer.  Three children and one woman were missing, while the accident reconstruction specialists worked to piece together what had happened, Route 425 was closed - and not opened again until 7 p.m., when the farm tractor was finally removed from the scene.
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                <strong class="dateline">LOWER CHANCEFORD TOWNSHIP, PA -</strong>                                           <p>A woman and three children were killed in a "farm tractor" crash today.

State police said the trailer was carrying 11 children and one woman when the accident occurred. Five children at Hershey Medical Center – while the tractor driver is being treated at another hospital.

The accident that led to this is called a tragedy.

Tragic and emotional were the words Lieutenant Adam Reed used to describe the fatal accident that occurred on Friday morning.

“Lives are lost any time in particular, but especially when it comes to children,” Reed said.

A farm tractor pulls an open trailer carrying 11 children and an adult who was traveling on France Road in Lower Chansford Township.

“We saw two ambulances coming down the road, two of them. It was kind of weird. We thought someone had drowned. But then we heard the sirens from the other side. Then the helicopters come down,” said Carrie Gordon.

He was at home when he saw the first ambulance pass by his window.

According to the state police, the farm tractor driver, an adult male, was turning around this bend when he lost control – causing the trailer to tip over and skid off the bridge – and all passengers were thrown off the trailer. Three children and one woman lost their lives.

While accident reconstruction specialists worked to piece together what had happened, Route 425 was closed — and not opened again until 7 p.m., when the farm tractor was finally removed from the scene.

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