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Two Year Old Victim of Farming Accident

Two Year Old Victim of Farming Accident


  On Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 8:39 p.m. the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a farming accident resulting in the death of a  2 year old female child. The accident took place at the Kelvin and Rosanna Martin residence located at W16781 Polly Lane in the Town of Aurora, Taylor County.


  Investigation into the incident finds the 12 year old brother of the victim was operating a skid loader to feed hay. After feeding hay, on the return trip the bucket was 3 to 4 feet off the ground limiting his vision. His 2 year old sister was not expected to be in the area at the time. He saw a flash of movement and thought it was the family dog and another sibling was yelling.  He stopped quickly and found he had driven over his sister, the  2 year old victim.


  The 2 year old child was quickly extricated by the father and rushed to Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley WI, but she had succumb to her injuries prior to  arrival.


  We ask that you respect the family’s privacy during this time of mourning.  



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