Leesburg man killed in accident on family farm in Pierceton

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By: Jon Zimney jzimney@953mnc.com

A Leesburg man has died in a farming accident in Pierceton.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputies and emergency personnel were called around 5 p.m. on Monday, July 27, to the 600 block of North State Road 13 in Pierceton in regard to a farm machinery accident.

Officers arrived and located the victim, Daniel Rex Werstler, 62, pinned underneath a farm implement/planter.

Werstler died due to blunt-force trauma, according to Kosciusko County Deputy Coroner Tracy Cutler-Wilson.

Investigators say Werstler was working in the barn area while at the family farm when the implement shifted while he was underneath it.