MOUNT MORRIS – The local Amish farmer who passed away on Monday in an agricultural accident has been identified.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff’s Sergeant Joseph Zambito, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty advises that a tragic accident claimed the life of Marcus Eicher, 60, of Mount Morris.
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At approximately 3:44 p.m. on July 13, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a tractor accident involving one male victim. The preliminary investigation determined that Eicher was operating the tractor alone and lost control, causing the tractor to turn on its side. The roll caused Eicher to be thrown from the tractor.
Investigating at the scene were the following Sheriff’s Office members: Chief Deputy Burgess, Captain Applin (CID), Captain Zeh, Investigator Rittenhouse (CID), Sergeant Zambito, Deputy Williams (FIU), Dep. Holt (FIU) and Deputy Moran. Also assisting was Livingston County ALS, State Police, and Mount Morris Ambulance, Police and Fire.
According to first responders who were on scene, the tractor has steel wheels and is used on the farm, which is run by an Amish family to produce vegetables and baked goods.
A sign at the intersection of Rte. 408 and Ridge Road says that the farm sells baked goods every Saturday on Ridge Road.
Ridge Road was re-opened to traffic at 5:30 p.m.
The family requested that media not take photos of their property.