Boy, 9, Killed In ATV Crash; 10-Year-Old Driver Survives

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities have identified the 9-year-old central Minnesota boy killed early Sunday evening in an ATV crash.

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says Gabe Beumer, of Hillman, was killed just after 5 p.m. when the side-by-side ATV he was a passenger on flipped by a cornfield near Hillman.

The driver of the ATV was a 10-year-old boy, who was treated and released from a St. Cloud hospital for minor injuries.

Investigators say the boys were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. The sheriff’s office is still investigating.

2-year-old boy pulled from pond dies at Maine hospital

CORNVILLE, Maine (AP) A 2-year-old boy found unresponsive in a small farm pond has died at a hospital, officials said Thursday.

First-responders performed CPR on the boy Tuesday in Cornville, and he was transported to a hospital in Skowhegan before being transferred by LifeFlight helicopter to Eastern Maine Medical Center.

The child was initially in critical condition but he died Wednesday night, a public safety spokesperson said.

The boy was a relative’s house when the incident happened, and the homeowner thought he was inside the house, said Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The boy was in the pond for a short period before the homeowner discovered he was missing and located him, she said.

Source – https://wgan.com/news/074470-2-year-old-boy-pulled-from-pond-dies-at-maine-hospital/

 

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3 dead in SUV-farming combine crash

Jefferson County (WFRV) Three people are dead following a collision between an SUV and a farming combine in Jefferson county.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says the accident occurred on County Highway B near Lake Mills around 7 o’clock Friday night.

TheJefferson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the three fatalities.

There is currently no word what as to what lead up to the crash.

The names of the victims are expected to be released Monday.

Source – http://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/3-dead-in-suv-farming-combine-crash/851236079

 

South-Central Nebraska Authorities Say ATV Crash Killed Boy

FRANKLIN, Neb. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy has been killed in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle at a south-central Nebraska farm.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the crash occurred Friday evening. The boy was pronounced dead at Harlan County Hospital.

Franklin County Attorney Henry Schenker said Monday that he couldn’t provide the boy’s name or any details about what happened at the family farm near Naponee (NA’-poh-nee). He says an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Source – https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/nebraska/articles/2017-11-06/south-central-nebraska-authorities-say-atv-crash-killed-boy

 

Neighbors embrace farming family after triple-fatal buggy crash

Neighbors embrace farming family after triple-fatal buggy crash

SHERIDAN, MI – Lugging plastic shopping bags filled with hot dishes and baked goods, Laura Grenhoe stopped by the Martin farm outside of this central Michigan farming town for a quick visit on Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Grenhoe was among dozens of neighbors who have stopped by with a kind word and a helping hand after the Martin family was torn apart Sunday morning when a pickup truck struck the family’s horse-drawn buggy, killing three of their seven children and severely injuring the parents, Paul and Judith Martin.

“We lost a son 25 years ago,” said Grenhoe as she stood in the doorway of the white farmhouse and transferred her treats to relatives who are caring for family. “You can’t make it better. You just give them hugs and say a prayer for them.”

Ruthie Martin, Judith Martin’s aunt who came in from Liberty, Kentucky on Monday, was presiding over the household with Judith’s sister, Aleda, and two of the surviving children, 18-month-old Trina Grace, and 3-year-old Ammon, who was released from the hospital Monday after he suffered a concussion and still bore bruises from the crash.

Ammon is still gaining an understanding of the results of the accident, in which his 7-year-old sister, his 9-year-old sister and 11-year-old brother were killed, Ruthie Martin said.

“Some people talk about how they wish they had lights on their buggies,” said Powell of the Amish and Mennonite farmers in their midst. “Others are saying people need to slow down, that they have just as much right to the road as we do.”

Though the Mennonite community keeps to themselves and rarely frequent the restaurant, Powell said most townsfolk agree the Martin family needs their help.

Source: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2017/10/neighbors_embrace_farming_fami.html