Elderly man killed by skid steer in Elmira

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ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal accident involving the operation of skid steer.

On August 19, 2019, at about 7:30 P.M. Lester Champion, 72, was trying to free a Mustang 440 Skid Steer, which became stuck in the mud on his property.

Champion was standing outside the skid steer and became pinned between the loader bucket and frame of the skid steer.

Champion was transported to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The Chemung County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the East Hill Volunteer Fire Dept. and Chemung County Coroner’s Office.

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