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Jackson County Farm Accident

A farming accident claimed a life Saturday afternoon in rural Maquoketa. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department reports that 63-year old Stephen Lee Miller died in the accident. The department says that they were sent to a location on 150th Street shortly after 1:30 pm. It was determined that Miller was filling up a fertilizer tank applicator that was hooked to a farm tractor when it slipped into gear causing it to drive forward. Miller was run over by the rear wheels of the tractor and the fertilizer applicator. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene by the Jackson County Medical Examiner.

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