Pittsford boy dies in farm accident

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after becoming trapped in a hay baler on the family farm in Pittsford.

The Vermont State Police says that Jacob Billings was freed from the baler yesterday evening, but he was declared dead at the Rutland Regional Medical Center from massive trauma.

Police say the family had used the baler for 10 years and Jacob was familiar with its operation.

Jacob was a 9th grader at Otter Valley Union High School in Brandon.

State police are continuing to investigate the incident.

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