By Steve Bennish, Staff Writer
Updated 7:37 AM Thursday, December 30, 2010
ARCANUM — A 16-year-old who was killed in a farm machinery accident on Wednesday has been identified as John Warner of Arcanum, according to the Darke County Sheriff’s office.
The accident, which involved a manure spreader being used on a frozen corn field, occurred about 2:30 p.m. on property at 7664 Delisle-Fourman Road, the sheriff’s office said.
A preliminary investigation suggests that Warner’s outer clothing became entangled in the power take-off shaft of a farm implement.
Warner was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a student at Franklin Monroe High School.
The incident is still under investigation.
Family and friends of Warner gathered at the site Wednesday afternoon. Emergency crews from the Arcanum Fire Department, Arcanum Community Rescue, as well as Darke County Sheriff’s deputies, responded to the accident. A spokesperson for the family declined comment.
Staff Writer Kelli Wynn contributed to this report.
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