Sheriff Larry Woebbeking from Taylor County says that the police were called to the scene of the accident at Shiner Drive near 7th Avenue just after 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon. Sheriff Woebbeking further stated that their investigation came to the conclusion that the victim was 49-year-old Brian K. Knusta, who was using a farm tractor for logging in the area of the accident.
This early in the investigation, it appears that Knusta was trying to pull at tree that had been cut from the tractor. The tree then landed on Knusta. After the tree fell on Knusta, the tractor then continued across the field and came to a rest on the northern side of Shiner Drive.
Emergency crews including the Gilman ambulance, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Department, and the Lublin Fire Department all worked together at the scene with Gilman 1st responders.
Knusta was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
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