Two young girls have died in separate farm accidents since the beginning of October, according to state police.
Rhoda E. Stoltzfus fell out of a tractor and was run over Monday evening on Mill Lane in Gordonville, Leacock Township. The tractor was operated by her father, police said.
The 4-year-old child died of multiple traumatic injuries, according to Trooper Kelly Osborne. The incident was ruled accidental.
On Oct. 1, 18-month-old Kaylin Joy Stoltzfus died after she was run over by a tractor on North Belmont Road in Paradise Township, police said. Her 3-year-old brother was playing in the tractor when he bumped it out of gear, a police investigation determined.
According to Penn State Extension data, there were 41 farm-related deaths in Lancaster County from 2010 to 2019, by far the highest of any single county in the commonwealth.