Teen brothers die in farm accident

NEWVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Two brothers died in a farming accident Monday evening in Cumberland County.

Douglas E. Strite, 19, of Mercersburg, and his 14-year-old brother were changing a tire on a manure spreader when the tire exploded, causing fatal injuries to both of them, state police in Carlisle and Coroner Charley Hall said.

Hall said the explosion caused the boys to be thrown and both died at the scene as a result of blunt force trauma.

The accident occurred around 8:30 p.m. on a private farm in the 100 block of Meadows Road in Lower Mifflin Township.

The younger brother also lived in Mercersburg. His name was not released.

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