Man dies after being struck by falling hay bales near Elmwood
60-year-old John Robey of Elmwood was killed Saturday after being struck by hay bales falling from a flatbed trailer.
TOWN OF ROCK ELM (Pierce County), Wis. (WEAU) - A man is dead after hay bales fell on him Saturday morning in Pierce County.
The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said 60-year-old John Robey of Elmwood was killed after a load of hay bales shifted and fell off of a flatbed trailer, striking him.
In a release, the Sheriff’s Office said it was told about a man who had been injured by falling hay bales on County Highway S about four miles southwest of Elmwood at 8:26 a.m. Saturday. The Sheriff’s Office said a load of hay bales was being delivered to a farm on a tractor trailer when the load shifted and fell off, striking Robey. Robey was taken by ambulance to Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin and was pronounced dead. The 66-year-old man driving the tractor trailer, also from Elmwood, was not hurt.
The Elmwood Ambulance Service, Elmwood Fire Department and Baldwin Ambulance Service assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the scene.
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