By Dave Fredrick - Sanilac Broadcasting
(HURON COUNTY) – A 14-year-old boy died last Saturday due to being accidentally driven over by a farm implement.
According to a press release from Huron County Sheriff Kelly Hanson, around 9 a.m., first responders were called to a cornfield on Limerick Road, to the scene of a fatal accident.
Sheriff Hanson said preliminary investigation indicated a 14-year-old youth from Elkton had been dropped off earlier to deer hunt in a field.
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Investigators believe the teenager may have fallen asleep once there. A short time later, a 25-year-old man from Pigeon arrived to finish harvesting the field with a large corn chopper and was unaware anyone was in the field.
The hunter was accidentally driven over by the farm implement and was found by the chopper operator a short time later.
The hunter did not survive the incident and was pronounced dead on the scene.
Hanson said the Huron County Medical Examiner’s Office has ordered an autopsy.
The sheriff’s office was assisted on scene by Scheurer Ambulance Service.
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