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UPDATE: Two Airlifted, One Taken by Ambulance After Tractor Overturns at Layman Family Farms, Trapping Several

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Blue Ridge, VA - A tractor hauling a wagon of people at a farm in Blue Ridge rolled over into a nearby creek overnight Friday, trapping several people according to Bedford Fire and Rescue.

Montvale fire chief Scott Hawkins said that six people were on a flatbed trailer tied to a tractor when it rolled down a hill.

According to Bedford Dispatch, the call came in around 10:22 p.m. Friday.

Officials report that two people had to be air lifted to the trauma center at a nearby hospital and one person was also transported by ambulance.

According to Hawkins, two people fell out of the trailer and were trapped underneath in the water before being removed. He says three people were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with injuries that weren't life threatening.

Reached by phone Saturday, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Spokesperson Eric Earnhart could not confirm or deny information on the accident victims or their conditions until their names are released to the public.

The rides were part of the farm's fall festivities that included pumpkin picking and a corn maze. The farm was closed after the accident, but re-opened Saturday.

Phone calls and e-mails placed to Layman's Family Farm were not immediately returned Saturday morning.

ABC 13 continues to work this developing story and will have further details as they become available.

 

 

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