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Arcadia man killed in farm accident in northern Hamilton Co.

Posted: 6:31 AM, Oct 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-25 11:54:08-04
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ARCADIA — A man was killed in a farm accident Wednesday evening in northern Hamilton County.

According to a report from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, it happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 274th Street and Ott Road in the northern part of the county near Arcadia.

Deputies said a local farmer harvesting a soybean field was decelerating to turn a corner in the field when Anthony Etchison, 43, of Arcadia, attempted to climb aboard the step ladder of the John Deere combine harvester. While attempting to access the still moving combine harvester in the dark and dusty field, Etchison fell and was unable to avoid being run overe by the vehicle's large tires, deputies said.

Etchison was pronounced dead at the scene.

Arcadia police, Jackson Township Fire Department and the Hamilton County Public Safety Communications assisted the sheriff's office throughout the incident.