Fatal Farming Accident in Chautauqua County

Tractor rolled on top of victim

Susan Rose
October 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm

Pomfret, N.Y. (WBEN) - A state police trooper was flagged down by a motorist on Rt. 60 in the Chautauqua County town of Pomfret Friday afternoon due to a farming accident nearby.

Further investigation revealed that a 1976 International tractor operated by Daniel Hunt, of Fredonia, was traveling southbound on Route 60 and while turning onto a farm access road the tractor went into an embankment.  It struck a tree and rolled, pinning Hunt underneath. Hunt was pronounced dead at the scene by Chautauqua County Coroner. He was 50 years old.

It happened just before 4pm Friday afternoon. 

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