A Greenwald man was killed early Wednesday morning in a farm accident in Zion Township.
According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, John Schoenberg, 69, was walking near a silage pit when he was run over by a front-end loader. The loader was being driven by Victor Guevara Rojas, 39, of Albany.
Paynesville Ambulance and St. Martin Fire and Rescue responded to eh scene. Schoenberg was transported to Paynesville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to the sheriff’s office, the area near the pit where Schoenberg was walking was not normally used by pedestrians. The report said Rojas was unable to see the victim.
The accident remains under investigation.