A Pennsylvania woman died in a “freak accident” while watching a tractor pull at a county fair on Friday, officials said.
An ‘equipment malfunction’ on a tractor caused an escape wheel to dislodge and eject from the vehicle, hitting Brandy Horner as she sat in the stands, state police say. Pennsylvania.
Off-duty medical staff attempted to save the woman’s life, but she was killed at a nearby hospital. She was 33 years old.
The incident happened at the Union County West End Fair in Laurelton, Pennsylvania on Friday night. Police said there was no suspicion of foul play or criminal activity in their investigation.
MASSACHUSETTS MOM DIES TRYING TO SAVE DROWNING SON; FATHER SAVED BROTHER AT NH STATE PARK
“It was a freak accident,” President Dennis Boop told PennLive.com.
The tractor pull event was canceled due to “unforeseen circumstances”, but the rest of the fair continued as planned.
21-YEAR-OLD PENNSYLVANIAN MAN COLLAPSES AND DIES WHILE HIKED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE’S WHITE MOUNTAINS
The Union County West End Fair released a statement expressing condolences to Horner’s family four days after the crash.
“The Union County West End Fair Association wishes to express its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Brandy Horner. The unexpected and tragic events that took place on the evening of August 11th left a void in the lives of those who loved and knew Brandy,” the organization wrote on Facebook.
‘We would like to thank the Good Samaritans who took selfless action to assist Ms Horner before medical personnel arrived. We would also like to thank the West End Ambulance and Life Flight for their prompt response,’ the statement continued.
“While we know the events took place several days ago, the Fair Association wanted to give the family time to make their final arrangements as well as allow law enforcement time to conclude their investigation.”
DEADLY HOME EXPLOSION IN PENNSYLVANIA CAPTURED ON TERRIFYING RING SECURITY CAMERA
Horner is survived by her husband of 10 years, Travis Horner, and their two sons, Troy and Blake, according to her obituary.
Those who knew her remember Horner as kind and caring to children.
“She worked in childcare, so she knew how hard it could be. Like I said, her little gestures of gifts and just asking what she could do,” said Jen Percinsky, director of one of Horner’s preschool children’s programs. in an interview with WJAC-TV.
“And I know she was a big part of her preschool program where she worked, working with preschoolers and families there as well.”
People who knew Horner told the local outlet that she loves working with kids.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
“I know a lot of teachers who’ve worked with her. Facebook blows up that they’re just devastated, and she’s practically raised their kids. And she’s done such a great job with them,” Percinsky said.
A giving campaign has been set up for the Horner family through their church, Saint David’s Learning Center, in Davidsville, Pennsylvania.