New York Farmer Dies in Slow Moving Vehicle Car Accident
A sobering reminder to be aware of slow-moving vehicles on rural roads. A Sodus, NY farmer has died from injuries he sustained when a car hit farming equipment he was towing.
State Police say 67-year-old James Fisher was pulling hay equipment on Town Line Road in the town of Williamson about 9:30 Friday night. A vehicle traveling the same direction rear-ended the farming equipment, throwing Fisher from the tractor. He passed away from the injuries at Strong Memorial Hospital early Saturday morning.
Police say the investigation continues, so far no charges have been filed against the 19-year-old driver of the car, Olivia Engebrecht from Williamson. She, along with two other passengers in the car, didn't suffer any serious injuries.
A family friend of the Fisher's established a Go Fund Me Page to help the family cover funeral expenses and keep the farm operating. The page says Fisher had 3 kids, but no life insurance.
SOURCE: NY State Police