By Ted Booker. From Watertown Daily Times. Originally posted: May 20, 2015. Original Article.


9-year-old boy died when he was ejected from a metal dump cart and struck his head Tuesday afternoon at the family’s Amish farm on Dog Hill Road in the town of Orleans, according to state police.

Police said the accident happened as the boy was riding in the cart down a hill with his younger twin sisters about 3:30 p.m. at 31623 Dog Hill Road. The cart exited the left side of the hill and struck rocks, they said, ejecting the boy forward. The cart struck the boy on the head, causing his immediate death. Police gave no further details about the incident.

Police were aided at the scene by the LaFargeville Fire Department and the Thousand Islands Emergency Rescue Service.