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Man killed in farm accident north of Paynesville

PAYNESVILLE — A 69-year-old Greenwald man died at Paynesville Area Healthcare System Hospital from injuries he sustained in a farm accident this morning north of Paynesville.

According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, John Schoenberg was struck by a large front-end loader driven by Victor Guevara Rojas, 39, of Albany, at 26162 240th Street in Zion Township. The incident was reported around 8:15 a.m. Schoenberg was seriously injured and was taken to the Paynesville hospital by ambulance.

The investigation revealed that Schoenberg had been walking in an area near a silage pit not normally used by pedestrians and Rojas was unable to see him.

The incident remains under investigation. Also responding were the St. Martin Rescue Squad and Paynesville Ambulance.