2 children killed in farm accident

The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office released this photo of a truck and trailer that was involved in a crash that killed two children near Nappanee on Tuesday afternoon.

NAPPANEE — Two children ages 3 and 5 were killed on Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a truck and trailer near Nappanee, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office.

Preliminary details of an investigation indicate that a 1992 International semi-tractor driven by 26-year-old Benjamin Tyler Sheets of Nappanee began to pull forward after it was loaded with grain. Police believe that the children were underneath the trailer before they were struck. 

The children received fatal injuries, and the Kosciusko County Coroner's Office pronounced them dead at the scene.

Emergency responders were called to the farm south of Nappanee at approximately 1:45 p.m.

The incident is under investigation by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Office Fatal Team. 

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.