Authorities: Northern Indiana man killed in farm accident

A man was pinned underneath a piece of farming equipment at his family farm in Kosciusko County Monday. (Courtesy: Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.)

KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Leesburg man was pronounced dead Monday after a piece of farming machinery fell on him.

According to the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, 62-year-old Daniel R. Werstler was working underneath a farm implement when it shifted and pinned him underneath.

Werstler was working on his family farm in the 600 block of North State Road 13 near North Webster around 5 p.m. when the accident happened.

Kosciusko County Deputy Coroner Tracy Cutler-Wilson pronounced Werstler dead of blunt force trauma.

It’s unclear if Werstler was working alone.

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