Freak farm accident kills 85-year-old Greensburg farmer

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GREENSBURG, Ind.  (Sept. 17, 2015) —  A freak farm accident claimed the life of a Greensburg farmer late Thursday afternoon, according to the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department.

William Robert Zobel, 85, was killed when his tractor struck a portable grain elevator just after 5 p.m., causing the structure to move off its tracks and collapse on top of him.

Decatur County Sheriff Greg Allen said a neighbor saw the incident happen and called  911, but emergency medics could not save Zobel who was crushed under the collapsing structure.