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A 4-year-old boy died following a farming accident in Southampton Township earlier this week.

State police said the accident occurred around 12:05 p.m. Tuesday in the first block of Duncan Road in Southampton Township, Cumberland County. The child slipped and was struck by a farm vehicle, causing blunt force trauma to his back, police said.

The boy was transported to Chambersburg Hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The Franklin County Coroner ruled the child’s death accidental.

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