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JACKSON TOWNSHIP, YORK COUNTY, Pa. — One person is dead following a tractor accident in York County on Sunday.

Police responded to a reported farming tractor crash in the 200 block of Ranch Road in Jackson Township around 2:30 p.m.

Units located Marlyn Messersmith, 74, pinned beneath a tractor that was pulling a trailer.

According to police, Messersmith lost control of the tractor, while traveling downhill, and struck a tree. After hitting the tree, he was thrown off the tractor, leaving him pinned under it.

Messersmith was pronounced dead at the scene by the York County Coroner’s Office. The office says he died of blunt force chest trauma from injuries sustained in the accident.

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