Four-year-old boy dies after falling off tractor

CANAJOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) - A four-year-old boy has died after he fell off a tractor and was run over.

The accident happened Friday in the town of Canajoharie in Montgomery County.

The sheriff's office tells the Daily Gazette of Schenectady that the boy's uncle was driving the tractor when the boy lost his balance and fell.

Deputies said the uncle tried, but was unable, to catch the child, and the boy was hit by one of the tractor tires.

The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.

The names of the boy and his uncle were not immediately released.

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