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Authorities: 4-year-old boy struck, killed in farm accident – WJAC Johnstown

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A 4-year-old boy has been struck and killed by a piece of farm equipment in eastern Pennsylvania. (MGN)

A 4-year-old boy has been struck and killed by a piece of farm equipment in eastern Pennsylvania.

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says MichaelLyn Wenger was struck by a manure spreader around 9:15 a.m. Saturday at a farm in Maxatawny. But it wasn’t immediately clear if the child lived at the farm or if he was visiting.

The boy was taken to a hospital but was pronounced dead there shortly after 10 a.m. The cause of death was blunt-force trauma, and the death has been ruled an accident.

No other injuries were reported in the accident, which remains under investigation by state police.

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