Coroner releases IDs of woman, three children killed when tractor overturned

Anthony Maenza
York Dispatch

Four people were killed, including three children, after a tractor pulling a trailer full of children overturned late Friday morning in Lower Chanceford Township. 

Katie Ann Stoltzfus, 36, of Gorum Road in Brogue, and her children, Mary Etta Stoltzfus, 14, and Naomi Rose Stoltzfus, 7, were pronounced dead at the scene, as was 9-year-old Caleb Emmanuel Fisher, of Lancaster County, according to the York County Coroner's Office. 

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Multiple children who were riding in the trailer were transported by ambulance or helicopter to local hospitals. Five were taken to Hershey Medical Center for treatment. 

The scene of the crash in Lower Chanceford Township.

The man operating the tractor was also transported from the scene in serious condition, according to state police. 

The condition of those injured is not known at this time. 

The crash occurred around 11:15 a.m. in the 1100 block of Furnace Road. According to Pennsylvania State Police, an older-model farm tractor was pulling a flatbed, open utility trailer with 12 people riding in it. 

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The operator of the tractor traveled off the roadway and over an embankment, police said, causing the tractor and trailer to roll over and those involved to be ejected. 

The York County Coroner’s Office was dispatched to the scene at 12:17 p.m. Deputy Coroners Carissa McLyman and Karen Frank responded to the accident and certified the deaths.  

— Reach Anthony Maenza at amaenza@yorkdispatch.com or @atmaenza on Twitter.