(Dickinson County, Kan.)
A farming accident Wednesday evening has claimed the life of a five-year-old girl from Dickinson County.
According to Dickinson County Sheriff Gareth Hoffman, young Brooklyn Lee Debenham was riding in the cab of a combine with her father, Brian, cutting soybeans. Debenham told authorities that they hit a bump and his daughter fell forward through the front window into the machine.
Emergency crews were immediately dispatched to a bean field near 3400 Avenue and Key Road yesterday around 5 p.m. Hoffman said the bump mentioned in the father’s statement to authorities has not been confirmed.
The accident occurred about 10 miles northeast of Abilene.
—This story was written and compiled by Beau Tiongson