Child Killed In Columbia County Farming Accident

6/7/17 – A four-year-old boy was killed Monday evening in a farming accident in Columbia County. The incident happened around 8pm in rural Portage in the Township of Fort Winnebago. Sheriff Dennis Richards says the preliminary investigation shows that the father was riding a four-wheeler, with two small children, that was pulling an empty sprayer tank trailer. One of the children fell off the all-terrain vehicle and was run over by the trailer. Richards says the father began life-saving efforts and emergency personnel responded within nine minutes and transported the child to Divine Savoir Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The name of the child is being withheld pending notification of family. The accident is under investigation by the Columbia County Sheriff, the Medical Examiner and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.