UPDATE: We are being told that Burns was the Chairman of the Draft Horse Association and that the incident reportedly occurred in the Draft Horse Arena. The coroner said that he was stepped on by one of the draft horses, which can weigh around 2,000 lbs. What a tragic sequence of events…
An accident at the Crawford County Fair has turned deadly. Crawford County Coroner, Scott Schell has identified the victim as 64 year old Charles Burns of Saegertown.
Burns was showing a draft horse pulling a wagon when he was ejected from the wagon. That is according to Schell, who says Burns landed under the horses.
He was pronounced dead at 1:45 this afternoon at Meadville Medical Center.
The death has been ruled accidental, with the cause being blunt force trauma to the head.