JACKSON COUNTY, MI (WLNS) – Tragedy struck a Jackson County farm Thursday when a child died in an agriculture accident.
It happened around 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the 10000 block of Luttenton Road in Pulaski Township.
Jackson Country Sheriff Steve Rand tells 6 News that a 2-year-old boy was severely injured when while riding in a farm wagon that was being pulled by a horse and carrying either grain or feed. Investigators say the hitch on the wagon failed and that caused the load to shift. Sheriff Rand believes the 2-year-old is part of an Amish family.
“The wagon being pulled by a horse had become dislodged in the tongue of the trailer and struck the ground causing the load in the wagon to shift and the load shifted onto a young child,” said Sheriff Rand.
The injured child was taken to Allegiance Health in Jackson and then flown to Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor where he died around 1 a.m. Friday.
Police are still investigating at this time. Sheriff Rand says every couple of years a farm accident happens in Jackson County. However, since he’s been sheriff, he cannot remember a farming accident similar to this one.