John Robey Killed in Hay Bale Accident in Rock Elm Twp, WI

January 14, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
John Robey
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Rock Elm, WI, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Pierce County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Flatbed Truck
Rock Elm, WI
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Hay bales fell from a flatbed truck and struck a man

What Happened

Area authorities confirmed the death of a man in a hay bale related accident in Rock Elm Twp, WI on January 14th, 2023. Police say it happened around 8:30 a.m. and named 60-year-old John Robey as the victim. Investigators believe a truck that was delving hay bales to a local farm encounter a load shift, causing the bales to fall from the truck. Robey was struck by the bales and taken to an area hospital with injuries he later died from. Authorities did not have additional information available.

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