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Winfield Elementary school boy dies in horse accident

A 7-year-old boy who attended a Winfield elementary school died Sunday after an accident while riding a horse. Max Henderson was at home roping a calf sled when his pony flipped over on him, his family said in a statement through Silver Creek Rodeo Company. He was...

9 year old dies from tractor-vehicle crash

  WHITESIDE COUNTY, III. ( KWQC) - A 9-year-old girl has died after her car collided with farm equipment. Whiteside County Deputies say 45-year-old Jennifer M Schryver, of Milledgeville was driving eastbound on state route 40 in rural Sterling. Schryver attempted...

Funeral for Mennonite child killed in truck crash with buggy today

FARMINGTON, Mo. — Funeral services will be held today for the 7-year-old boy killed in a buggy accident near Farmington last Thursday. Mervin Shirk died after his family's horse buggy was struck by a pickup truck on Route OO. Four other family members were seriously...

Young boy was killed by pick up truck on farm, court hears

A three-year-old boy who died last year on his family's farm was killed by a pick-up truck which had been left in gear, an inquest heard. Anthony Pritchard-Allen, known as AJ, was killed on his father's Cambridgeshire farm on 20 April 2018. The young boy was...

Recent Leavitt grad dies in Nezinscot Farm accident

TURNER — Roy Varney, one of the state’s top Nordic skiers, died Tuesday from injuries he suffered Monday while operating a piece of farm equipment that fell into a liquid manure pit at Nezinscot Farm. “It’s with a heavy heart that we must announce that Gloria and...

8-year-old dies while swimming in a farm pond

COLBERT, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy has drowned while swimming in a farm pond in southern Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the boy from Colbert was swimming Wednesday night with his sister in the pond near Colbert, about 125 miles (201...

Community mourns loss of Turner man in farming accident

TURNER (WGME) – A community is in mourning after an accident killed a man on his family farm. The victim is described as a former standout student and athlete. The Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office says recent high school graduate Roy Varney was working Monday...