Two Boys Die in Indiana Farming Accident

03:36PM Nov 21, 2019
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Two young boys died in a farming accident in the Northern Indiana city of Nappanee.  Investigators telling AgDay affiliate WNDU, two Amish brothers, ages three and five, were hit by a truck.

A coroner says the boys lived on a farm next to a field where trucks and combines were running.

The boys were playing outside, while their mother was attending to another child in the house.

The coroner says the boys became intrigued by the equipment and crossed a fence.  The driver of a tractor had just finished loading a semi-trailer with 90,000 pounds of corn before starting to drive away.

"For some reason or another, they got under the semi-grain trailer.  It was attached to a semi-tractor and apparently they were playing or hiding. We aren't sure exactly what happened yet," said Kosciusko County Coroner Tony Ciriello.

"The driver went to move the truck forward and did not see the children and pulled the truck forward about fifteen feet and looked in his mirror and noticed the children laying back there, " Ciriello stated.

The coroner believes the children died instantly.  Authorities say the driver was shaken up by what happened.

 

 

 

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