SE Kansas Farmer Dies In Combine Accident

By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
By: AP posted by Carissa Fox
Woodson County authorities say a man in his late 60s died in an accident during wheat harvest.

Tom Farney cuts a test from a wheat field on Farney Farms near Hazelton, Kan., Wednesday, June 18, 2008. The test cut is taken to the local coop to check the moisture content. When the wheat is dry enough, harvest begins. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

YATES CENTER, Kan. (AP) _ Woodson County authorities say a man in his late 60s died in an accident during wheat harvest.

Undersheriff Glen Smith says the accident occurred Tuesday afternoon in rural Yates Center.

KCLY reports (http://bit.ly/Ms3173 ) the farmer was cutting wheat with his son, who was unloading a combine. When he finished, the son began to drive away and the father was caught under the rear wheel of the combine.

The farmer's name has not been released.


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