Dairy farmer killed when hay bale rolls onto him

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BARTELSO, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in Clinton County say a dairy farmer was killed when a hay bale fell onto him.

Coroner Phil Moss says 63-year-old Jim Varel was on a front-loading tractor on Aug. 25 on his farm near Bartelso when one of the round bales he was loading rolled back onto him.

Varel died at a Breese hospital.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.


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