Sheriff: Amish man run over by manure spreader, killed
22-year-old became entangled in unit while operating it on farm
ELK GROVE, Wis. — An Amish man was run over by a manure spreader and killed Friday afternoon in the town of Elk Grove, officials said.
Lafayette County Sheriff Scott Pedley said in a news release that 22-year-old Amos King, of rural Cuba City, was operating a horse-drawn slurry-type manure spreading unit at about 2 p.m. on the 11900 block of Mine Road.
Pedley said King became entangled in the unit, was dragged and eventually run over by one of the spreader’s steel wheels. He was pronounced dead at the scene by Lafayette County Chief Deputy Coroner Richard Ruf.
Deputies, Cuba City EMS and fire crews responded to the report of the farm accident.