Rural Wapello County Man Killed in Farm Accident


A farm accident in rural Mahaska County claimed the life of a rural Wapello County man Friday morning.

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office says emergency personnel were dispatched to a farm pasture on the 3300 block of James Trail in rural Mahaska County. A family member was giving the victim CPR when deputies and paramedics arrived at the scene. Officials took over administering CPR but the victim was declared dead at the scene.

The deceased was identified as 65-year-old Duane Charles Davis. The preliminary investigation into his death indicated the victim was accidently run over by his own Dodge flatbed pickup, while hauling hay.

Davis’ body will be transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy. The incident remains under investigation.

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