Victims of hay bale accident in Wadena County identified
The victims of a farm accident Wednesday evening in northeastern Wadena County have been identified.
Harold W. Skov, 45, and Douglas A. Amundson, 62, both of Sebeka, were pronounced dead at the scene by rescue workers after a load of hay bales fell on them, Wadena County Sheriff Michael D. Carr said.
"These two men's lives will be sadly missed by their families, friends and this small community," Carr said. "This is one of the most tragic accidents [I have] ever seen in [my] career. My thoughts and prayers go out to both these families."
The accident happened shortly after 5 p.m. on a lot to the north of 29506 237th Ave. in Orton Township.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for both men by Wevley Funeral Home.
The service for Skov will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 18 at Sebeka United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in West Lyons Cemetery.
The service for Amundson will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17 at Sebeka United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Monday and one hour prior to service at the church. Burial will be in West Lyons Cemetery