Child dies in farm accident

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Three-year-old Rosene Reiff of 3366 State Route 14A died on Aug. 9 of injuries caused when she was run over by a tractor.

Yates County Sheriff’s Deputies, Penn Yan Volunteer Ambulance and Penn Yan Fire Department responded to the report of a farm accident at the family farm at 8:30 p.m.

Yates County Sheriff Deputy Ken Kamholtz reports the investigation revealed that the tractor was started by a youth who was doing chores. The tractor was accidently left in gear and it jumped into reverse, rolling backward and striking the child. 

Reiff was transported by PYVAC to Soldiers & Sailor’s Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, where she died as a result of injuries.