Center County, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — The Center County coroner was dispatched to the Center Hall farm where three people died in a farming accident.
State police and paramedics were dispatched to the farm at 2926 Brush Valley Road in Potter Township around 8:30 am Wednesday. A 47-year-old man, a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old boy were trapped inside the silo, officials at the scene said.
The cause of the accident has not been confirmed, but the gas in the silo likely killed them in the process, so neighbors say it was a ripple effect of helping the next person.
“Brockview State Police are investigating a farming accident that resulted in three fatalities within a farm silo. We are currently working with the Center County Coroner’s Office and local fire and EMS agencies.” said Police Officer Jacob Limestine.
Neighbors also say thousands of horses and buggies will visit the area as families come to pay their respects.
Details about the accident and those involved are limited at this time. Center Hall Volunteer Fire Company, Miles Township Fire Company, and Alpha Fire Company responded to the scene.
This is six months after a 16-year-old boy died while operating a manure spreader on a farm. The teen’s death was ruled accidental.
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