Cortland County resident killed after being pinned under tractor

CORTLAND, N.Y. — Authorities are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at a home in the town of Cortlandville Tuesday morning.

At around 10:52 a.m. Tuesday, the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a tractor accident at a home on Old Groton Road in the town of Cortlandville.

Emergency crews responded to the scene to find a person pinned under the wheel of a tractor.

The injured party was transported to Cortland Regional Medical Center, where they succumbed to their injuries, according to Sgt. Anthony Phelps with the sheriff’s office.

The incident is still under investigation by the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office. The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of family members.

It’s unclear if anyone will face charges as a result of the death, or if there was any foul play at the scene.

The Cortlandville Fire Department and TLC Ambulance assisted at the scene.

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