TFC Jay Thomas
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 1, Mayfield
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Death Investigation in Linton, Ky
Date of News Release: 08/16/2011
(Linton, Ky.) -- Mr. Benuel Stoltzfus, 19 year old Amish man, of the Linton area in Cadiz, KY died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 in a field near his home while operating a hay baler. State Police were requested to assist in the investigation. Mr. Stoltzfus was pronounced dead at the scene and next of kin has been notified. At this time there is no autopsy scheduled. The investigation is continuing by Tpr. Billy Over and the Trigg County Coroner's Office.
The Trigg County Coroner was the first emergency responder on scene, he is ruling time of death at 9:02am. The equipment was a chipper that was used for making silage, Mr. Stoltsfus for an undetermined reason lost balance and fell onto the conveyer belt and into the equipment. The equipment was on a trailer that was horse drawn however, it wasn't moving.