Penn Yan woman dead after hay wagon crash

A 52-year-old Penn Yan woman had died as a result of injuries suffered in Sunday afternoon’s tractor crash on Sturdevent Road in Town of Barrington, near State Route 54.A farm tractor (1966 john deere 3020) pulling a metal framed and decked hay wagon with several Mennonites riding on it, and some sitting on hay bales for afternoon rural countryside ride lost control on the steep hill of newly paved asphalt roadway. The steel wheeled tractor lost its foothold, and the weight of the trailer caused it to jack-knife and went off the road into a ditch and broke apart, and the wagon came unhitched and continued on down the hill with some passengers jumping and it went into the same ditch stopping and ejecting others aboard. Several injuries incurred. A passenger on the hay wagon ANNA MARIE MARTIN, age 52 of 4070 Fred Taylor Road in Penn Yan, died at Strong Memorial Hospital where she had been airlifted after the accident due to her injuries. The farm tractor operator ELAM MARTIN, age 25 of 4076 Fred Taylor Road in Penn Yan, has been released from the hospital. Anna Marie was his aunt. According to Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike the investigation of this accident is not closed, and continues to be examined by deputies.

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