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8-year-old killed in Varick farm accident

Seneca County Sheriff Tim Luce says an 8-year-old was killed in a fatal farm accident that happened during the early-afternoon hours on Friday.

Around 1:40 pm deputies were called to an address on McCulloch Rd. in the Town of Varick for the report that Wilmer Zimmerman, of Romulus was caught between a John Deere Gator utility vehicle and a loaded hay wagon.

Ambulance personnel performed CPR until Zimmerman was airlifted by LifeNet Helicopter to Upstate Hospital in Syracuse where he succumbed to his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and this story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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  • El Jefe

    Every summer we read of a young child who dies as a result of a farm accident.

    These truly are tragedies and they can be prevented.