Belvidere man killed in farming accident identified

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ROCK COUNTY, WI (WIFR) -- Police have identified the 24-year-old man killed after being run over by a tractor early Tuesday morning.

The Rock Co. Medical Examiner identified him as Daniel Derose, Jr of Belvidere.

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Rock County authorities responded to a farm field in the 7500 block of North Fox Road for reports of a man that had been run over by a large piece of farm equipment. Officials said Derose was trying to get off a moving tractor when he slipped off a mud covered ladder and fell to the ground. He was then run over by the rear tire.

An 18-year-old man from Garden Prairie was driving the tractor at the time. The farm workers on scene immediately called for help, but despite efforts Derose died.

At this time the investigation is on-going, but no foul play is suspected.