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Palermo Boy Dies in Golf Cart Accident

An accident on a golf cart took the life of an 8 year old boy in Palermo Friday afternoon.

State Police say two boys, both 8 and lifelong best friends, were driving around a private property on Goodfellow Rd. on a golf cart.

Cole Dolbear was on the back of the cart.

Somehow, he fell off the back of the cart and the other boy, unaware that Dolbear had fallen, accidentally backed over the boy.

Reports indicate both boys ran to a house for help, but Dolbear fell ill and then unconscious.  He had suffered a serious head injury.

Palermo Fire Department volunteers tried to resuscitate Dolbear. He was pronounced dead at Oswego Hospital.

The boys’ schools have been notified and will provide grief counseling to students.

No tickets will be issued, police said, and the investigation will be closed.