8-year-old boy killed in motocross race accident

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UPDATE 9:57 a.m.: Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman Jr. tells WETM-TV that the 8-year-old Waverly boy hit a tree on May 19, 2019  around 10:47 a.m. during a New York offroad association (NYOA) event.

The victim was transported to Schuyler Hospital by Schuyler Ambulance where he was pronounced dead.

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Schuyler County Sheriff William Yessman, Jr. has confirmed to WETM-TV that an 8-year-old boy died on Sunday during a “sanctioned” motocross race in the Town of Montour. Tragically, the accident was witnessed by the boy’s parents.

Sheriff Yessman said the race involved ATV’s and motorcycles and was being held in open fields along Mills Road.

The Sheriff tells WETM that he is meeting with investigators Monday morning.

MyTwinTiers.com will have additional information as it becomes available. 

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