Reno County Investigating Deadly Farm Accident

By: KAKE News Email
By: KAKE News Email

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

A farm accident in Reno county claims the life of a Yoder man.

It happened on Red Rock Rd, east of Yoder, about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday.

The sheriff's department said Eli Borntrager, 67, was driving a case tractor eastbound, when a pick up truck rear ended the machinery.

Kenneth Westfahl, of Haven, was the truck driver. He told deputies he saw a light on the back of the tractor, but thought the source was moving towards him.

Borntrager was ejected from the tractor upon impact. He was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition, then transferred to Wichita for treatment. Borntrager later died of his injuries Thursday morning.

The Reno county sheriff's office said the accident remains under investigation.

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