Man Killed When Grain Wagon Falls on Top of Him


A rural Jo Daviess County man was killed with the grain hauling gravity wagon he was working on fell on top of him.

The Jo Daviess County dispatch center received the call Sunday at 3:38pm that a man was pinned under a wagon at 2116 E. Krohmer Road in Elizabeth.

Deputies arriving at the scene were told that 78-year-old Wendell Roberts has been working underneath the grain wagon when it fell off the jack holding it up, pinning him underneath.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident remains under investigation although it is considered to be an accidental death.

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