Greencastle teen dies in farming accident

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GREENCASTLE, Ind. (WISH)—A 17-year-old Greencastle teen died when he was crushed by a back-hoe in Putnam County Monday afternoon.

Investigators say Riley Sutherlin was working with family members installing new grain bins on the farm located on County Road 350 South around 2 p.m.

Sutherlin was trying to drive over a pile of dirt, when he lost control of the tractor and it flipped, throwing the teen.

Medics arrived, but Sutherlin died at the scene.

Sutherlin had just finished his junior year at Greencastle High School. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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