Man killed in farming accident in Cortland County identified

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FREETOWN, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — One person is dead after a farming accident in the Cortland County town of Freetown that happened just before 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Cortland County Sheriff’s Deputies say a Reuben Coplentz, 41, of Marathon, was moving a tractor that was pulling a wagon up a hill when the tractor turned over, pinning the driver. 

Family members were able to free the driver by using a jack, but he died from his injuries at a local hospital.

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