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UPDATE: Child dead after getting stuck in farm equipment in Ovid

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The Seneca County Sheriff’s Office has provided an update on the farm equipment accident that took place in the town of Ovid on Monday.

Around 3 p.m. the Seneca County 911 Center received a report of a child stuck in a piece of farm equipment on County Road 129.


Deputies immediately responded to the scene and found the child being removed from the equipment. They were immediately turned over to South Seneca Ambulance personnel, who worked alongside North Seneca Ambulance to transport the child to Geneva General Hospital.

“[That’s] where she was pronounced dead due to massive trauma,” the sheriff’s office wrote in the update sent to media Tuesday morning.


Sheriff’s Investigators are working closely with Seneca County Child Protective Services and report that the investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Ovid Fire Department, Lodi Fire Department, Interlaken Fire Department, and New York State Police.


Traumatic injury incident on Seneca County farm late-Monday

– Original Report: Monday PM

First responders were dispatched to a ‘traumatic injury’ call in Seneca County on Monday.

During the late-afternoon hours first responders from Ovid, Lodi, Interlaken, South Seneca Ambulance and North Seneca Ambulance were dispatched to an address on County Road 129 for a traumatic injury incident.


A person was reportedly trapped in farm equipment, according to our partners at the Cayuga/Seneca Fire Wire.

Mercy Flight was requested to the scene.

No other information was immediately available. This story will be updated as new details are released by law enforcement.