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Fatal Centre County Farm Accident

State police confirm three people were killed inside a silo during a farm accident.

Fire and rescue crews were called to a farm along Route 192, Lower Brush Valley Road, shortly after 7 a.m. on Wednesday for people reportedly trapped in a silo.

Crews on scene were told several people were trapped inside and the Centre County Coroner was called to the farm.

Gary Sinderson said the Alpha Fire Department out of State College is on scene with a large ladder truck. He can see rescuers going in and out of the top of the silo.

Centre County coroner Scott Sayers has identified the three victims of Wednesday morning’s fatal silo accident in Centre Hall.

Sayers says three members of an Amish family were killed when they became trapped inside the silo.

Authorities identified the victims as 47-year-old Andrew Beiler and his two sons, ages 14 and 19.

Sayers says the three died as a result of asphyxiation from the gasses inside the silo, and their deaths have been ruled accidental.

The Centre County coroner’s office was assisted in the investigation by state police, Centre Hall Fire Company, Miles Township Fire Company, Alpha Fire Company and Penns Valley EMS.

 

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