Celestine Man Killed In Farming Accident

Celestine (NNDC) – A farming accident has claimed the life of a local man.

The Dubois County Sheriff’s Department says 85-year old Jerome Knies was operating a tractor in a field about 100 yards south of Schnellville Road when the accident happened early Tuesday afternoon.

DCSD says the accident was reported at 12:44pm Tuesday.

DCSD says Knies fell from the equipment and was fatally injured.

The location of the accident was in the 3600 east block of Schnellville Road about four miles east of  Jasper.

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