Teenager killed in farm accident in Clark County

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OWEN, Wis. (WEAU)-- A teenager was killed in a farm accident in Clark County.

The sheriff's department says it happened just before ten this morning in the Town of Hixon, which is northwest of Owen.

The name of the teenager has not been released, but the sheriff says it is a 16-year-old boy from rural Owen.

Deputies say the boy was spreading manure in a field and had emptied the manure tank he was pulling. They believe he then went into the manure tank for a maintenance issue. He was found unconscious in the tank after being inside for an unknown amount of time.

He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.