19 Year old killed in farm tractor accident

PATRICK Co., Va. (WSET) — A 19-year-old has died after a tractor accident in Stuart.

The Patrick County Sheriff’s Office said Brandon Lee France was injured while working on a farm tractor at his home on Big A School Road Saturday.

First responders were called to his home around 4 p.m.

France was airlifted to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center where he later died.

“This is a very sad day for our county, please keep Brandon and his family in your prayers,” Sheriff Dan Smith said in a news releases.

The accident was investigated by Deputy Sheriff Jacob Hubbard.

From wset. Posted on September 16, 2019. Original Article

Coroner ID’s 10 year old boy killed in UTV accident

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – The Boulder County Coroner’s Office identified Saturday the 10-year-old boy killed in a utility vehicle accident in Boulder County on Thursday afternoon.

Aiden Janusz of Boulder was killed when the utility vehicle he was riding in tipped over in a farm field in the 3000 block of North 63rd Street. The victim died at the scene.

Four other children were riding in the utility vehicle when the crash happened, and one of the children was driving, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said. None were injured.

An autopsy has been completed, and the cause and manner of death are pending further investigation, the coroner’s office said.

The Colorado State Patrol was working with the sheriff’s office to investigate the crash.

From thedenverchannel. Posted on September 28, 2019. Original Article

Turlock High Junior killed when ATV overturns in orchard

A 16-year-old Turlock High School junior — active in FFA and athletics — was killed Saturday afternoon in an ATV crash.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Kaden Farro was riding a 2006 Suzuki ATV in an orchard off Hawkins and East Keyes roads, south of Turlock Lake. The crash happened about 4 p.m. when he steered left to make a U-turn and was thrown from the vehicle.

The ATV rolled on top of Kaden, who died at the scene, Officer Thomas Olsen said Monday morning. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death, Olsen said.

Chad Booth, Kaden’s ag teacher and FFA adviser, released a statement on behalf of the Turlock High ag department and FFA chapter: “Kaden was a student who recently found his passion in the agriculture field. Last year, he came and asked what he could be involved with since he knew this would help him for his agriculture future. He started to make decisions that allowed him to get more involved in the agriculture department and the Turlock FFA Chapter this past year. He exhibited a market hog project at the Stanislaus County Fair this past summer, something he truly enjoyed and was planning to do again this next year.

“In school, Kaden did a great job in his ag engineering classes, developing all the different mechanical skills that he could apply to the family farm. The Farm Power Team was another interest of Kaden’s since it involved operating agriculture equipment, it was his hope to be competitive against the other FFA chapters in this event.

“In addition, he was especially interested in learning the welding trade, so besides just taking the class, Kaden would sometimes come in and work independently, practicing after school. The Turlock Agriculture Department and FFA Chapter will truly be affected by the loss of Kaden Farro and send our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

Speaking by phone Monday afternoon, Booth said he loved having Kaden as a student the past two years and had been looking forward to this year and next before the young man graduated. “He was among the quieter kids, but there was never not a smile on his face. He was always a pleasure to be around, a genuinely good kid.”

One of the things Booth admired most about his student was that he never was idle, there never was a moment where he was just sitting around.

On Mondays, Kaden always would tell Booth how he spent his weekend, and it frequently involved working in the family orchard. Booth has heard the teen was riding the SUV to check on irrigation, and it was a “freak accident” that killed him.

Kaden was wearing no helmet or other safety equipment, Olsen said, but the vehicle code doesn’t fully apply to vehicle use on private property, so the teen wasn’t required to. “We always encourage it, but in the rural areas we don’t often see people wearing safety equipment,” Olsen said.

A post Monday morning on the Turlock High School Yearbook page on Facebook said, “May his memory be a blessing on all who had the privilege to know him.”

A celebration of Kaden’s life has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at New Life Christian Center, 2918 W. Tuolumne Road, Turlock.

From modbee. Posted on September 09, 2019. Original Article

11 year old killed in farming accident

An 11-year-old was killed and a 13-year-old injured in a farming accident in Milaca Friday morning.

The Mille Lacs County Sheriff said it received a call about a farming accident at 6292 110th Street in Milaca at 9:22 a.m. Friday.

On arrival, deputies learned that two juveniles, ages 13 and 11, had been operating a team of horses pulling a manure spreader. The spreader hit a rock and threw the two juveniles off. The 11-year-old was then run over by the spreader, causing his death. The 13-year-old sustained non-life threatening injuries.

The Anoka County Medical Examiner is conducting an autopsy.

The incident is currently under investigation by the Mille Lacs County Sheriff’s Office.

From kstp. Posted on September 09, 2019. Original Article

Gratiot County community hit with second tragedy within 6 weeks

GRATIOT COUNTY (WJRT) – For the second time in six weeks, a small mid-Michigan city is morning the loss of a student.

An Alma eighth grader died in a car crash yesterday, just weeks after a student at the same school was shot and killed.

“It’s so sad that we’ve lost two young members of our community in the last six weeks,” says Gratiot County Sheriff Mike Morris.

The second death happened Monday afternoon on Alger Road west of Ithaca. 13 year old Mariah Martinez Chase was a front seat passenger in the van her mom was driving when the van rear ended a semi truck.

The 13 year old died, the mother and a four month old baby in the backseat were not injured.

“We don’t believe alcohol was a factor, we don’t believe speed was a factor. We don’t know why her mother who was the driver would have run into the back of the semi at this point, we are exploring a lot of options,” the sheriff says.

The accident serves as a reminder that farm machinery is parked alongside a number of roads in mid-Michigan as farmers harvest their crops.

“We will be coming into beet season pretty quick here where they travel along 46 over to Bay City and we just tell everybody to be careful and watch for these vehicles,” Morris says.

Mariah Martinez Chase was a student at Alma Middle School. It’s the same school where 11-year old-Addison Redman was scheduled to attend. She was shot in her home on August 20th.

Morris says the homicide investigation continues as items have been sent to crime laboratories for testing. Investigators believe they know who fired the deadly gunshot.

“We feel we do, but that’s why we want to make sure of our due diligence, just to make sure its correct,” says the sheriff.

That person is not in custody.

From abc12. Posted on Oct 01, 2019. Original Article