Girl, 13, dies of injuries from farm accident


TOWN OF CROGHAN — A 13-year-old girl has died from her injuries after getting caught in a piece of farm equipment in Lewis County.

Sheriff’s deputies said MacKenzie L. Abbott, age 13, was assisting her father with operating a silage wagon that was attached to a running, stationary tractor when she became entangled in the spinning shaft on the evening of May 17.

Authorities said Abbott had helped with this particular chore many times in the past. She was rushed to the county hospital by ambulance, then was air-lifted to University Hospital in Syracuse. Authorities said Abbott died from her injuries two days later.


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