TURIN, N.Y. – A 5-year-old boy died following what the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is calling an agricultural accident Sunday morning in Turin.
According to the sheriff’s office, someone was using a skid steer to unload a large bale of hay on East Road and didn’t see the boy behind the machine. While the operator was backing up, the child was hit with the rear tire.
The person operating the machine immediately called 911 and tried to render medical aid to the boy. After the ambulance arrived, the child was taken to Lewis County General Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Authorities are not releasing any names at this time.
The investigation is ongoing.