Operator Dies After Tractor Struck By Pickup

Multiple departments responded to the pickup-tractor accident on Sunday afternoon in Hanover. PJ Photo

HANOVER — An incident involving a pickup truck and farm tractor has claimed the life of a 76-year-old male.

Chautauqua County sheriff’s deputies reported the incident occurred around 3:38 p.m. Sunday on Alleghany Road. Deputies arrived on scene and discovered that a 2021 Ford Ranger being operated by a 75-year-old male was traveling southbound when it rear ended a New Holland farm tractor. The operator of the tractor was ejected and sustained serious injuries.

He was transported to Brooks Memorial Hospital where he later died. The operator of the pickup truck sustained minor injuries and was released by medical personnel on scene.

The sheriff’s office requested the aid of the Accident Reconstruction Team to come and evaluate the scene. The investigation is still ongoing and more updates will be released in the coming days. Deputies were assisted by Silver Creek Fire Department, Hanover Center Fire Department, Seneca Nation EMS, Forestville Fire Department and Chautauqua County EMS.


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